“A social entrepreneur is a person who pursues novel applications that have the potential to solve community-based problems. These individuals are willing to take on the risk and effort to create positive changes in society through their initiatives.”
At Lamplighter, learning to think of others and to help solve real-world problems begins at the Pre-K Farmers Market where our students learn that they can have a meaningful and lasting effect in the community. Students go from learning about community helpers to becoming community helpers themselves. From planning the vegetable garden in the fall, to planting, tending, and harvesting vegetables in the spring, students engage in real and thoughtful work to create a unique way to support the local North Texas Food Bank. Our three-and four-year olds set up the Farmers Market tables laden with the potatoes, leeks, radishes, and tomatoes, put on their aprons, and tend the cash registers to sell their produce to the Lamplighter community. Their earnings are then donated to the food bank to support families in need, teaching our students that they can make positive changes.
In fourth grade, entrepreneurship is a year-long endeavor, as students work to sell eggs in Lamplighter Layers. Read below to learn more about Pre-K Farmer's Market and Lamplighter Layers, student-run corporation.