Bradford National Bank, with locations in Greenville, Highland, and Marine, has announced it will once again sponsor the Summer CEO program for area youth, ages 8 to 12. The Summer CEO program will allow children to own and operate their own lemonade stand.
As part of the Summer CEO program, Bradford National Bank is providing students with their very own start-up kit, which includes cups, a pitcher, mixing spoon, lemonade mix, wipes, a Summer CEO apron, money bag, posters, and start-up money.
Jeff Hasenmyer, who is helping manage the Summer CEO program, said, “As part of our continuing education programming here at Bradford National Bank, we thought it would be fun to once again allow students to start and run their own business. It was really successful last year, with many youths in the area participating. The Summer CEO program gives students real-world experience in managing money and allows them to do something positive that will hopefully turn a profit for them.”
“We have tried to make the process as simple as possible for the youth,” said Randy Alderman, who is also part of the program team. “We provide everything the students need to start up the business and will even provide one on one attention to answer any questions they may have.” Additionally, the bank will assist the Summer CEOs with marketing and showcasing their product.
The Summer CEO program will officially kick-off the first week of June and run through the end of July. Participants in the program can choose the dates and locations they are open. Students interested in the Summer CEO program can pick up the permission slips and kit at the main bank in Greenville, located at 100 E. College. Applications must be signed by both the student and parent or legal guardian.