High School Students Launch Toy to Raise Funds for Non Profit Group
All proceeds to go to the Teen Entrepreneur Boot Camp
Students from the acclaimed Stuyvesant High School in NYC have launched their first product, Flip ’N’ Check™, a dry-erase activity book for children 5 and up. The toy is sold in over 50 stores along the East coast with all proceeds to be donated to the Teen Entrepreneur Boot Camp (TEBC), a Not-For-Profit group dedicated to teaching entrepreneurship to teens.
Flip ‘N’ Check™ is a new twist on dry-erase activity games catered to children ages 6 and up. It comes in an easy-to-travel format and contains educational puzzles, mazes, connect-the-dots, word searches, crosswords, and more. A demonstration video can be viewed on You Tube.
The idea for the Flip ’N’ Check method was donated to the project by Dr. Howard Wexler, inventor of the game Connect 4, in an effort to fund this aspiring program. Founder of the TEBC, Pam Chmiel says, “I am honored that Dr. Wexler has donated his invention to our Entrepreneurship Program. We are excited for the students to learn and grow in this business venture.”
The students document their learning experiences on the TEBC blog http://flipncheck.tumblr.com, the blog features tips from professionals they have met along the way, and the experiences they have had launching this toy company.
Since 2008, Teen Entrepreneur Boot Camp has run numerous after-school and summer sessions on entrepreneurship for teens. The program originated from Stuyvesant High School, and now includes students from Trevor, Ramaz, and the High School of American Studies at Lehman College. The program has also been featured in The Daily News and Crain’s Magazine, as well as TV news reports on Fox 5’s Good Day New York, and NY1.