On Saturday, Nov. 11, youth in grades K-8 will set up booths at Arcadia Neighborhood Park to launch their start ups for shoppers and a panel of local community and business leader judges.

The youth entrepreneurs are students from Arcadia area schools, including private Acton Academy Phoenix, charter Archway Veritas and Veritas Prep Academy.

The annual kid-run/kid-led business event is free and open to the public and will feature kids’ businesses offering everything from 3-dimensional printed figurines to handcrafted jewelry and delicious treats. As customers shop at the booths, a panel of judges will evaluate the young entrepreneurs on a variety of criteria, such as most original business idea, highest business potential and the best presentation/creativity.

“It’s a great opportunity for youth to develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy and launch their startups,” said Aaron Klusman, local entrepreneur and founder of Acton Academy Phoenix.

The Arizona Children’s Business Fair takes place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Arcadia Neighborhood Park, 3402 N. 56th St.



Hello, North Central neighbor — thank you for visiting!

Sign up to receive our digital issue in your inbox each month.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.