The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from 5 Christian County C-E-O students, during their weekly luncheon Tuesday.
“C-E-O” stands for “Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities”, and the Christian County C-E-O program has 16 seniors from 4 different county high schools, that are exposed to area businesses and learn entrepreneurial skills every school day from 7:30 til 9 during the school year. The program is funded entirely by contributions from businesses and individuals in the county.
Daniel Gardner, Will Kettelkamp, Madison Good, Charles Spinner, and Jolene Clayton, all seniors at Taylorville High School, each spoke about the C-E-O program and what it’s taught each of them since starting the class in late August.
Gardner said it's not like any other class he's attended.
Kettlekamp told the Kiwanis Club that students lead the class.
Good shared a typical C-E-O class day.
Spinner told the Kiwanis Club about the many business tours the C-E-O class has taken.
Spinner told about many other tours the class has taken at Christian County businesses.
And, Clayton said the C-E-O students have to create a business plan in order to start their own business in class.
More information on the Christian County C-E-O program can be found at the program’s web site, “christiancountyc-e-o-dot-com” and on the program’s Facebook page.
C-E-O Facilitator Dick Adams accompanied the students to the Kiwanis meeting.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.