Helping Area Youth to 'Think Like an Entrepreneur'

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GLASSBORO, N.J. -

Some local high school students got the chance put their entrepreneurial skills to the test and come up with products that we may see hit store shelves some day.

Rowan University's Rohrer College of Business, with the help of a $7,500 grant from TD Bank, partnered with the Camden Academy Charter High School to give kids a crash course in business while earning college-level credits.

The "Think Like an Entrepreneur" program gave students the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of creating a business and what goes into creating new products.

Instructors with the program were thrilled with the work the students came up with and were impressed by their hard work.

"One of the things that really impressed me is how well they embraced it and the questions," said Stephen Kozachyn, director of operational entrepreneurs of Rowan University's Rohrer College of Business. "I teach because I enjoy watching that light bulb go on.

"With these students, they all were engaged, they all were asking questions, and asking very, very intelligent questions, so they were very, very and genuinely interested in the material."

The two-week program came to an end Thursday, July 20th, with students making presentations about their business plans and various products they came up with, including a portable solar charger, a mirror for the back of your head, and a pet vacuum.

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