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  • TREP$, short for enTREPreneur$, is a project-based learning program that teaches kids in grades 4-8 how to start their own businesses. They learn the lessons in classroom or afterschool workshops, and apply them at home as they build their businesses with the support of their families. The whole school community comes out to enjoy the TREP$ Marketplace, held right at the school, where the young entrepreneurs launch their businesses together. TREP$ can be offered as part of the curriculum or as an extra-curricular enrichment program.  It can be taught by teachers or by volunteers in the school community.

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  • Why TREP$?

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    • TREP$ has given us a chance to make a business out of something we love to do!

      Ben, Student
    • TREP$ encourages students to set goals and to work hard to achieve them.

      Glenn Kamp, superintendent
    • You have to do some math, but it’s to figure out your expenses and profit.

      Lauren, student
    • There has never been a program that has been so well received, and by such a cross-section of the student population as TREP$. 

      Maria Picone, school counselor
    • When I sold out of my product, I felt great!

      Kelly, student
    • Thank you…what you’ve created touches so many people with such an intense, positive impact.

      Beth Pellegrino, parent
  • Recent Posts

    • Meet Jean-Philip
      My name is Jean-Philip.  I am a 5th grader at High Bridge Middle School in Hunterdon County, NJ.  This was my first experience participating in TREP$.  It was quite a journey as I really wasn't sure what to expect and realized that the amount of work involved was a bit more than what I expected. […]
    • Meet Sabrina
      I thought it would be interesting to be involved with TREP$ and sell a creative idea in the marketplace. After signing up and attending the first few meetings, I began thinking about what to sell. So my mom and I talked about what would be different and unique to my personality.  We searched online and […]
    • Meet Mike
      I learned how to turn wood by watching my dad when I was younger. I learned a lot from him while making the products for the TREP$ Marketplace, too. I made my first pens in kindergarten. I gave them to my teachers for Christmas. I really enjoy wood-turning because I get to learn about different […]