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Texas State University SIFE
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 • Posted November 28, 2012

SAN MARCOS, Texas – On Friday, November 30, 2012, Project FEED, one of the free enterprise clubs within the Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) program, will be hosting an event called FEED City at Mendez Elementary. This will be a one-day event in which third grade students will have the opportunity to learn about various career fields.

This expansion of Project FEED teaches children how to be successful entrepreneurs. They will be learning the laws of supply and demand, financial responsibility, market research and a host of other skills necessary to successfully compete in the global marketplace. The city consists of a bank, a courthouse, the police station, a retail store, the globe, the McCoy’s math station, the profit puzzle, a voting booth, a recycling station, and the Global Gurus Competition.

Each store offers hands on experience for students to learn about financial responsibility, the principles of ethics, numerous career fields, and how to be successful entrepreneurs. In addition to Project FEED, SIFE conducts many other projects that help develop entrepreneurial skills.

SIFE is a global, non-profit organization that is literally changing the world through highly dedicated student teams on more than 1600 university campuses in 40 countries. SIFE offers these students the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise, thereby improving the standard of living for millions in the process.

Texas State SIFE is one of the leading collegiate teams within the United States. SIFE has been helping others achieve their dreams through free enterprise education for more than 25 years. Today, SIFE is the world’s prominent and largest university-based free enterprise organization.

If you would like to learn more about SIFE please visit the SIFE website, http://www.business.txstate.edu/sife/ , or contact Sam Walton Fellow, Vicki West at vw03@txstate.edu or 512-245-3224, SIFE President, Monica Inorio at mi1033@txstate.edu or 817-690-4313, or Samantha Grief at smg84@txstate.edu or 512-923-6501.

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