Jefferson Middle School 7th grade Family & Consumer Science students learned about entrepreneurship and giving back to their community through the “Hunger Games” cupcake business in JC Andrews class. Students raised $66 and sold about 200 cupcakes to benefit St. Susan’s Center.
“It was a great team effort and learning experience,” said Mrs. Andrews. “The students reflected that creating and selling involved more work than they thought!”
Students study careers and entrepreneurship in FACS including, what are the traits of an entrepreneur? What do you need to become an entrepreneur? Is it difficult to develop a concept (idea) into a profitable product….what about advertising…. a slogan? a logo?
The class brainstormed possibilities for a business and picked creating cupcakes to feed the hungry. They were inspired by the book, The Hunger Games that they were all reading, and decided that the “ad campaign” would be, “Make the Hunger Games Less Hungry.”
The “business” had a president, vice president, secretary, a schedule planner and head of marketing. The students baked, frosted and decorated the cupcakes with the mockingjay from The Hunger Games. There were teams of students who carted the cupcakes to sell after school, and other students were the clean-up crew.
“It takes a lot of hard work to sell anything,” said “President” Aliya Schobey. “My favorite part of the company was advertising and figuring out the best way to promote our cupcakes.”