Education Market Day returns to Jamestown


Marketplace for kids in 2019

JAMESTOWN, ND ( – Market Education Day for Kids returns to its humble beginnings on Tuesday, May 10 in Jamestown.

With the first event in 1995, executive director Bob Heitkamp says they’ve since grown to hold Marketplace for Kids in many other locations around the state.

Heitkamp says the goal of this event is for every student to receive entrepreneurial training and be encouraged to become a lifelong partner in building stronger communities.

He says they have nearly 500 students in grades 3-8 ready to participate.

Kids will spend the day hearing from various speakers, different sessions, and some will even present different entrepreneurial ideas to other educators, students, and members of the public.

From there, students will present their ideas to other members of the community during the lunch hour, which is open to the public.

Students will be greeted by guest speakers including First Lady of North Dakota Kathryn Burgum, Jamestown University President Dr. Polly Peterson, and Matt Chaussee, CEO of Be More Colorful.

The welcomes will be led by the JHS Blue Jazz Group, Jamestown students and Mayor Dwaine Heinrich with emcee Maddy Orr.

The event will take place at Harold Newman Arena on Tuesday, May 10.

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