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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Young entrepreneurs to sell goods at City Barbecue


For the first time in the city’s history, some of Brighton’s youngest entrepreneurs will be selling their goods at the annual City Barbeque on Thursday, July 22. The budding business men and women of Brighton are part of the Growing Grads new Young Entrepreneur Program, which teaches young entrepreneurs the different aspects of building and growing a business. The young entrepreneurs will have a booth at the City Barbeque, with goods available for purchase ranging from jewelry to beanies. 


The young entrepreneurs will also be selling their products in an online marketplace. The goods will be available for purchase on from Friday, July 23 - Sunday, August 1.


“The youth are so excited for this opportunity and are preparing to sell their products,” said Tawnya Russell, Manager of Youth Services. “This is a great way for them to get some exposure, and most importantly, business experience under their belt. We encourage the community to come out in support.”


A total of 15 youth ranging in age from 8 to 16 years old make up the new Youth Entrepreneurship Program. Each week, the students attend training that aims to teach and empower them on how to build and manage their own business. Skill building includes constructing a small business plan, calculating startup costs, creating a budget, applying those findings to determine projected profits and potential earnings and strengthening leadership and teamwork skills. To learn more about the program, click here.


If you have questions, please contact Tawya Russell, Manager of Youth Services, at or 303-655-2123.

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