MADISON (WKOW) -- A new business has started at Clark Street Community School.
Fourteen students built a business from the ground-up and now sell personal water bottles. A portion of the proceeds goes to help build a community center in Sierra Leone.
It's a new program where students learn the basics of creating a company and they need your help to fulfill their mission.
They're selling personalized, collapsible 16-ounce water bottles for $5 dollars. The water bottles are available through the end of May.
The company is a partnership between Clark Street Community School and Junior Achievement. The program requires students to form an executive board and walk through the process of creating a company.
Once they had a mission, vision, and bylaws, they gave the company a name and began selling stock to raise funds. During the stock sale phase, they came up with a product to sell. Students get paid hourly for the class time spent working and they also receive a 10 percent commission on their sales.
Clark Street Community teacher Jason Pertzborn and some of his students join Wake Up Wisconsin to give an overview of the new program and how you can get involved.