Valley First

PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs®

Changing Our Community

Valley First is excited to bring innovative educational programming to students throughout our region. Designed for students in grades four through eight, PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs® is a six week, comprehensive educational program that uses project-based learning techniques to support an early understanding of money management, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and social responsibility.

Valley First staff members volunteer in the classroom as students generate ideas, explore concepts, prepare business plans, create products and design their own marketing materials. At the end of the program, students showcase their achievements at a PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs® trade show, selling their products to students, family and community leaders.

Across British Columbia, 9,928 youth in 15 school districts were able to take part in this exciting program through our sponsorship; collectively, since 2012, our students have donated approximately $55,000 to charitable organizations in their communities.

Click here to read Success Story, the PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs® newsletter showing last year’s exciting results from the perspective of educators, students and volunteers from schools sponsored by Valley First. The newsletter highlights how the program helps teachers create personalized learning experiences for students and includes specific outcomes in key learning areas.

 

Get involved

We are always looking for support from the community, which is why we have made it so convenient for you to donate online or at any of our community branches.
We encourage you to contact us or visit us at any time regarding our involvement in your community!