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KIDS DO BUSINESS AND PLAY AT THE SAME TIME

July 12, 2001 – Children on St. Thomas will get a chance to shop and play Saturday morning at the second annual Kids-N-Business "Business of Sports Day and Vendor's Market," starting at 8:30 a.m. at Emile Griffith Park.
For the second year AT&T, through sponsorship of the program, has worked closely with Kids-N-Business founder Jamila Harris to produce this shopping and playing experience for young people.
"We want to demonstrate that physical fitness and sports are part of business. Physical fitness is just as important as," developing business skills, Harris said.
"Two coaches are flying in," to conduct workshops in basketball. Brenda Alexander, a female basketball coach from New York and Timothy Riley, also a basketball coach from New York will be conducting the workshops at the field on Saturday.
Along with the sports camp young entrepreneurs between the ages of four and 14 will be selling a variety of wares at a variety of prices ranging from .25 cents to $15.
Kids-N-Business is part of the Harris Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship, which supports after-school and summer programs that teach children business skills along with computer and other pertinent skills
Harris said Wyndham Sugar Bay Beach Club & Resort and Windward Passage Holiday Inn were instrumental in providing rooms for Riley and Alexander and Cape Air provided transportation from Puerto Rico.

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