“Shark Tank” Competition Encourages Student Entrepreneurship

Student enrichment programs reinforce classroom learning by helping students draw from classroom knowledge while participating in activities outside of school. A partnership between Junior Achievement and Chestnut Academy in Springfield, MA encourage student entrepreneurship and business skills through a Shark Tank-like competition and other activities. Carolee McGrath spoke with Megan Beliveau, the Director of Development for the program, and students Javin Miller and Davien Porche-Mayes, eighth graders who are already positioning their products to hit the market.