Raleigh Children’s Business Fair

The Raleigh Children’s Business Fair, co-sponsored by the John William Pope Foundation and the John Locke Foundation, was held at The Commons at North Hills to promote entrepreneurship. The Aesthetic Images Photography team was there to document the event.

Pope Foundation Vice President Joyce Pope said the fair was “a great way for children to learn in a safe environment with the support of our community.”

Fair organizer Kayla Nguyen said 63 children between the ages of 7 and 14 participated in the fair, operating businesses at 43 booths on a hot September day.

Nguyen said the fair helps kids learn things like responsibility, hard work, and how to interact with other people.

“We’re definitely very much behind entrepreneurship,” Nguyen said. “They say teach a man to fish and you can feed him for life.”

“The kids have been incredible,” Nguyen said. “They have exceeded all of our expectations. It’s one thing to read about their business on paper but to see them come to life has been amazing.”

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View the Raleigh Children’s Business Fair Gallery

Click to see the entire article in the Carolina Journal, written by Barry Smith.