During the tournament you will see several of the Boys & Girls Club’s Jr. Leaders. The Jr. Leaders Program is not a traditional program. Members learn skills on how to run and operate a business through a unique “business opportunity”, The Kidz Café. The idea came from an existing program in partnership with All In Credit Union; Bee the Boss. Bee the Boss teaches members business principles in owning, running and managing their own business.
With the same concept in mind, the Jr. Leaders are in charge of the The Kidz Café. Jr. Leaders learn money management and organizational skills while working at the Kidz Café. They purchase items such as chips, candy bars, drinks, nachos, slushies and hot dogs. Then they learn how to price each item to make a profit. At the beginning and end of each shift, members must take inventory. Café “managers” learn how to make daily deposits at the end of each day. Members are able to choose what they’d like to do with the profits. In the past year, they have purchased game arcades for the game rooms, tables and chairs for Kidz Café, donated to the Wiregrass United Way and went on a few field trips. Jr. Leaders must also have good behavior and show teamwork to be included on field trips. Not only are Jr. Leaders learning how to manage and operate a business, but they are learning the importance of giving back to the community. They have helped with several events around town and will be at the tournament helping as well!
During the two-day tournament, stop by the Boys & Girls Club for a snack or drink from the Kidz Cafe. The Jr. Leaders will be happy to serve you!