“Lamplighter Layers” is a 45-year-old business run by Lamplighter fourth-graders. The students raise chickens and sell eggs in order to make philanthropic contributions. Not only do the kids learn entrepreneurship, but it gets some good, old-fashioned dirt on their hands, too.
This year, the students sold more than 5,500 eggs and donated the majority of the funds to World Wildlife Fund, UNICEF, and the Lamplighter Land Fund. (That’s $548 each, or 87 percent of their profits).
Officers are elected at the start of each school year, as well as crew leaders.
“Where else could a 10-year old be elected president of a corporation and then aspire to be President of the United States?” fourth-grade mom Kiersten Stockham said.
Just a few weeks ago, third-graders started prepping for turn by weighing and measuring a brood of newborn chicks and moving them into their cozy, on-campus barn for the summer. Best of luck to these young farm-epreneurs.