Fall River students encouraged to highlight their entrepreneurial spirit

September 25, 2018 by  

Local businesses have teamed up with Robert Kraft and the Patriot Foundation to enable Marquis Taylor to create Coaching for Change (C4C) in Taunton. He has since expanded it to the City of Fall River.

The program trains teachers so that they can pass their knowledge to college and high school students and work with students in middle school as their mentors. Aimee Bronhard, principal of the Henry Lord Community School in Fall River, said that many students have inclinations to become entrepreneurs and this program will enable them to create their own businesses.

Tutors will meet with students twice a week after school to help them develop a business plan, a marketing strategy, and slogans, as well as basic accounting procedures so their businesses can work. Logo design might also be one of the tools that can benefit students in business development.

Students from B.M.C Durfee High School, along with those who are majoring in education at Bristol Community College, Bridgewater State University, Stonehill College, and UMass Dartmouth will be the tutors for the program.

The day-to-day classes are led by the college students, with the high school students serving as teacher aides. General overseeing of the classes is done by the teacher. The program will start in October with 32 students and then double to 64 students for the spring term.