Back at it in 2018!

Short Week! On Tuesday we moved our classroom to the new YVEA office building. A great space with a cool contemporary vibe!

On Wednesday we worked on our class business. We have shifted from a talent show to a one night film festival showcasing outdoor themed films. We had to alter the Business Model Canvas we did earlier to better represent the new project.

Thursday we visited the Chief Theater in downtown Steamboat. Scott Parker, executive director, helped the kids better understand the challenges of running a performing arts non profit and he focused on "Public Speaking" as a key business concept.

Friday, board member Rich Lowe helped the kids translate the business model canvas to a more formal business plan.

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The Chief

Scott Parker

Scott Parker, Executive Director of the Chief Theater hosted us on Thursday. Scott energetically walked the students through the ins and outs of running a non-profit, performing arts theater. Scott was asked to hit one of our key business concepts and he was very articulate and passionate about "public speaking." His background as a performer and teacher make him very well qualified to speak to this topic.

Scott was also very generous in sharing his own personal business journey.

In the next month or so, we are going to join Scott for some team building excercises with Juggling and Improv! Watch out Were Not Clowns!!


Business Plans

Rich Lowe

Board Member Rich Lowe came to class on Friday to help the kids formalize the business plan for the Class Business:WZ GOT FILM. The kids learned how to transfer the Business Model Canvas to a more standard one to two page business plan.



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