4-H Entrepreneurs: Videos to highlight’s Davie young people

Published 10:01 am Friday, February 17, 2023

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The third week of February is National Entrepreneurship Week which highlights small businesses and small business owners across the USA –  Feb. 11-18.

Davie County 4-H is highlighting several Davie youth and their small businesses on its Facebook page.

“4-H is a program which teaches youth about different life skills and promotes youth leadership,” said Davie County 4-H agent, Danny Lough. “Entrepreneurship really embodies a lot of these principles. When youth run a small business, they have to make or raise a product, invest resources into that product, market their goods and services, and keep track of their finances. They learn so many skills that are applicable to the real world.”

Each 4-H youth was invited to do a 1-2 minute video where they introduce themselves and their business. Small businesses ranged from 13-year-old Riley Barnes’ egg business to 10-year-old Claire Beverly’s Amish peanut butter and ornament business.

Youth showcased their goods and highlighted where members of the community can buy their goods. They also highlighted how they came up with their business and what they were raising money for.

“It is great to see the philanthropic spirit that many of these young people have,” said Lough. “One youth was raising money for new playground equipment at their school and another was raising money to help adults with disabilities. These are awesome ways for youth to give back and improve our Davie community.”

The videos are a great way for the community to learn more about some young entrepreneurs but the learning didn’t stop there.

Riley Barnes competed in the Eggs-ellent Egg Contest where she learned more about the egg industry.

Leah Frick, Eden Miller, and Claire and Lauren Beverly submitted Project Record Books where they recorded their small business activities, work on improving their skills, and the finances associated with their project.

Several of these 4-Hers also recorded wanting to expand their business and save for their future.

To view the videos, visit the Davie County 4-H Facebook page next Monday-Friday to learn about some of Davie County’s youngest business owners.