What is Team Project Week?
Every year, our students in grades 6-12 take a week off from their traditional schedules to come together for Team Project Week – a week of experiential learning outside of the classroom. During Team Project Week, our students are mixed across grade level and assigned to teams. Each team shares a common challenge, which students must collaborate together to overcome. These projects are kept a secret until they are revealed immediately before Team Project Week kicks off.
What is this year’s project?
This year, eleven teams of students will compete to start a profitable coffee shop that operates with excellence here in York City. Teams must write a business plan, apply for needed licenses, brand and market their business, and finally, open for two days of sales. Students will fill roles from business owner to barista.
To support these new emerging businesses, two competing marketing firms with three students to each firm will offer their services to help each company get off the ground through advertisement.
Teams will compete for a variety of awards, including most profitable business, best brand design, and best space design. The business with the most award points will be recognized as the grand prize winner on February 20th.
Here is a glimpse into the start of their projects. Be sure to follow along on our Facebook page for updates as the week progresses!