BOCES students sell out products with their business ‘Future 14′
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- 14 New Visions Business Academy BOCES students spent the last four months creating and executing a business of their own.
Thursday they presented their business and accomplishments over a virtual Zoom meeting at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in Binghamton.
Business “Future 14, A Junior Achievement Company” produced 400 of two types of products and ended up selling all of them.
The first type was, Cordanizerz, a small piece of silicone with an adhesive back, used to organize office supplies and cords.
The second product, Waxy Wraps, is a bundle of three saran wrap and aluminum foil eco-friendly alternatives.
During the presentation, the students donated $4,000 of their product proceeds to six local charities and non-profit organizations. Future 14′s net income reached a total of $5,530.45.
The donations went to Mother’s & Babies Perinatal Network, Danielle House, A Room to Heal, Willow’s Wings Animal Sanctuary, Crime Victims Assistant Center and St. Patrick’s.
Future 14 CEO Olivia Muse is from Vestal High School and she said the products were an outstanding success.
Each department maintained its own spreadsheets, communicated effectively and prioritized the future of the company. Each student learned how to work collaboratively and run a business successfully and effectively.
Two Junior Achievement volunteers associated with this project were Scott Weissmann from M&T Bank and Sheila Doyle from Binghamton University.
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