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July 15, 2014

Youth earn cash prizes with Summer Youth Program and Money Management


Maria Jimenez, local accountant and creator of the “FUN Accounting for Preschoolers” program, issued a challenge to the children of the Summer Youth Program.

Participants in the Clarksville Parks & Recreation program were given the opportunity to develop a business plan for a fictional business or profession of their choosing.  Youth could work alone or together to form a “partnership” to complete the project.  Over 20 business plans were submitted by the Summer Youth Program participants, but the following plans were chosen as the best of the bunch and were awarded cash prizes!

1st Place Presented by Daymar Institute

  • F.Y.E ( Malaysia McLaughlin group) $ 100.00
  • Shoes of Life ( Robert Gaines group) $100.00
  • Zeus Tech (Alexander Heger)    $ 50.00
  • Reach Out to Others (Katelyn Schramm)   $ 50.00

2nd Place Presented by Jimenez Consulting & Tax Services

  • Child’s Hospital Care ( Gabrielle Vradenburg)   $ 50.00
  • USA Gymnastics Summer Camp (Asia Hall)   $ 50.00
  • Cute Cuts ( Jamya Graves)   $ 50.00
  • Dr Kevan Mehta DDS Orthodontist  (Kevin Mehta) $ 50.00

3rd Place Presented by NCM Financial Services

  • Shoes and Hats  ( Ashley Gaines)   $ 50.00
  • Sweet Tooth Bakery ( Kayli Vradenburg) $ 25.00
  • Ashley’s Diner ( Ashley Holloay) $ 25.00

Awards were presented at the Money Management Fair on Saturday, July 12 at the Kleeman Community Center.  The 3rd annual Money Management Fair was sponsored by Baggett Heating & Cooling, Clarksville Fencing, Planter’s Bank, Tim Barnes for Juvenile Judge, NCM Financial Services, McKenzie & Smiley Jewelers, and Jimenez Consulting & Tax Service.  The event also featured a speech by State Representative Joe Pitts.

For more details on this or other community center activities, please contact Parks and Recreation at 931-645-7476 or visit


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