ClassE is where we grow entrepreneurs and nurture success. Read about what we have been learning.

Thanks to all who participated in class on Networking Day. It was fantastic to learn with our mentors and parents!

Location: Lifespan Center (unless noted below), 11021 E. Cty. Rd. 800 N. Charleston (Loxa Rd just northeast of SBLHS).  Class is open and everyone is welcome. 
Learning from the "CEO of the City"

Scott Smith began his career in recreation and has worked his way up to the City Manager position. The students had to identify all of the services that the city provides and learned that excellent customer service and effective communication is necessary both in business and in running a city.

Scott is an early adopter of technology, so we discussed how the city uses  iPads, and Dropbox to put information at their fingertips.

Learning about Processes to Run your Business
Scott Bierman, owner of Pro-Mow Lawn Care. does an excellent job in setting goals, and using existing data to plan and manage his operations. He shared with the students the board that he uses to direct and communicate with his staff. T
Learning the Value of Proto-typing with Spaghetti Towers

We practiced our networking skills with parents and mentors this Friday during Networking Day.

We also learned that working in a group usually yields better results and then tried our hand at building spaghetti towers. The goal was to create the tallest free-standing tower. The winning team was Jade Rappe, Noah and Robert Patterson, Terry Real and Reece Prior. However, shortly after the time, their tower crashed, so the second place team of Jill Nilsen, Mary Dowd, Ashley Pearcy and Julia Griffin was also awarded a prize.

Then the students discussed their group business using the Business Canvas format. They broke even this week and continue to sell to individuals, but are now focusing on opportunities with holidays gifts for businesses.
Promoting ClassE

Kevin Dowd and Mason Mcgahey spoke to the students of Charis Christian Academy about the benefits of enrolling in ClassE.
We are so thankful for the generosity of the Coles County businesses that sponsor ClassE. For a complete listing and more information about these businesses, please click below.  We also appreciate the that the Lifespan Center serves as our home base throughout the year. We hope you support them as they support us!


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