YE holds annual Market Day


Photographer Karen Marquez

YE members meet with the owner of Brown’s Shoe Fit in Garden. The students had a chance to ask questions about his business. He also talked about his journey into owning his own store.

Karen Marquez, Online Editor

As a real world opportunity to showcase business skills, the Youth Entrepreneurs will be holding the annual Market Day on Nov. 2nd.

The event takes place during 5th Block. At this time, students and staff are welcome to purchase from a variety of goods and services. They range from selling food, drinks and DCHS merchandise.

Twenty-five students will be taking part, which creates a total of 14 different businesses. Throughout the semester, the entrepreneurs have been creating plans to expand their business as they see fit. This may include promoting on social media, evaluating costs and perfecting their product.

“I’m super excited yet nervous at the same time. I’ll be selling a Pakistani dish hoping everyone finds it unique. I’m sure it’ll be a lot of fun,” said Shiza Kashif, 12.

In preparation for Market Day, students completed a Market Day bid project to present to a panel of judges. This bid determines an amount for a requested loan. Students decide on whether they would like to request a loan or not. Ultimately, loan officers determine the loan amount students will receive.

“Not to say it hasn’t been stressful, but this is an amazing learning experience for my students,” said Kristi Wherritt, YE sponsor.

This is Wherritt’s first year directing the event. She hopes to organize Market Day as best possible for her students.

“I hope it is as successful as in past years, and maybe see about changes next year if needed,” said Wherritt.