December KIVA update

On Friday, the 3rd graders met with their 6th grade buddies to learn about a man by the name of Vincent who lives in Spokane, WA.  Vincent is creating a mobile farmers market app which will enable his neighbors to have access to healthy foods and his business will support the local farmers.  Vincent learned the importance of investing in his community as a young boy scout.  Now, as an entrepreneur, Vincent is concerned about the wellness of those around him and is doing something about it!

A recent Time For Kids issue had a cover story about “companies that care.”  In addition to learning Vincent’s story, the students read the article and reflected on companies such as Bombas, that are committed to helping the needy.  Bombas, similar to Toms, will donate a pair of socks to a person in need.  Students brainstormed companies that they could one day start, while keeping others in need in mind.  How could they make a difference in this world?

Vincent’s Share Farm Inc. is a company that will help others.  Starting a business with a “purpose” is a win, win! The students continue to learn we must give back to others and share our God given talents.  The perfect lesson as we begin this Advent season!