• The Award-Winning Entrepreneurship for Kids in Grades 5-8 Education Program
  • TREP$, short for enTREPreneur$, is a project-based learning program that teaches kids in grades 5-8 how to start their own businesses. They learn the lessons in classroom, afterschool, or remote workshops, and apply them as they build their businesses. The whole school community comes out to enjoy the TREP$ Marketplace, held right at 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.

    Share our page!
  • Download information to share with your school!

  • Why TREP$?

    • 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 Talon
      Meet Talon of Elite Wristbandz!  He is a student in Roxbury Township, NJ, and we are excited to showcase his [...]
    • Meet Andrew
      Meet Andrew of Scented!  He is a student at Pearl R. Miller Middle School in Kinnelon, NJ, and we are [...]
    • Meet Haley
      Meet Haley of Hay-Hay’s Pet Bandanas!  She is a student at Marshall Hill School in West Milford, NJ, and we [...]