Free "Biz Kidz" and Career Exploration Program at Wellington Square Bookshop in Exton

Free "Biz Kidz" and Career Exploration Program at Wellington Square Bookshop in Exton

Exton, PA – February 25, 2011 – Calling all future entrepreneurs! Kids can explore careers and learn about business during a fun, interactive program presented by the University of Pittsburgh SIFE Team. Participants will have the opportunity to meet special guest Ellen Langas, local author of the popular Girls Know How® book series, and become Official Biz Kidz!

The free event will be held at Wellington Square Bookshop, 549 Wellington Square in the Eagleview Town Centre, Exton, on Saturday, March 12 from Noon to 1:30pm.

Through exciting games and activities, kids will uncover intriguing careers, learn about people who have risen to the tops of their fields and find out how they achieved their success. The event is ideally suited for 2nd to 6th grade students. Parents and teachers are invited.

Residents of Downingtown, the University of Pittsburgh SIFE students are excited to bring their Biz Kidz project back to their hometown. The team teaches a series of four basic lessons: Following Dreams, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Financial Skills.

“The Biz Kidz project teaches children valuable business concepts, and teaming up with Girls Know How is a perfect match to encourage kids to follow their dreams,” says Stephanie Campbell, sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh and founder and President of the university’s SIFE team.

“It is a great opportunity to take what we have learned in the classroom and from working with our Business Advisory Board and bring it back to Downingtown,” says Blake Carroll, freshman and PITT SIFE Member. Carroll and Campbell are graduates of Downingtown High School West.

About University of Pittsburgh SIFE

SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) was founded in 1975 and has active programs on more than 1,500 college and university campuses in more than 40 countries. It is an international non-profit organization that brings together the leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. (www.sife.org)

About Girls Know How®

The Girls Know How® series encourages readers ages 8 to 12 to pursue the careers of their dreams. Each chapter book within the fiction series features a girl presented with a challenge who is encouraged by an accomplished woman at the pinnacle of her career, a character based on a real-life successful woman. For more information, visit www.girlsknowhow.com.