Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club Second Annual "Grow Your
Own Business Challenge"
STAMFORD, CT -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 -- Beginning December 5,
2012, kids from all over the country are invited to put their
thinking caps on and enter their ideas for new businesses in the 2nd
annual Secret Millionaires Club "Grow Your Own Business Challenge".
The Secret Millionaires Club is an animated series created by A2
Entertainment featuring the voice of Warren Buffett as a mentor to a
group of kids as they learn important financial and entrepreneurial
lessons. The Grow Your Own Business Challenge is sponsored by
Fairholme Foundation to further their mission of improving education.
Students ages 7-16 are invited to put their entrepreneurial skills to
work and create a new business idea for this national online
challenge. Entries must be submitted by February 15, 2013. Four
individuals and two team finalists in the competition will be flown
to Omaha, NE in May 2013 to present their winning ideas to Mr.
Buffett and a panel of VIP judges. One Grand Prize individual and one
Grand prize team will each be awarded $5,000. The finalists will be
invited to nominate a teacher who was most inspirational in the
process to join them in Omaha and win up to $1,000. For full rules
and to enter please visit www.smckids.com.
The Secret Millionaires Club Learn & Earn educational website offers
materials for educators, parents and volunteers to extend the
valuable lessons from Mr. Buffett into the classroom, home and
afterschool programs. Girls, Inc., Junior Achievement and the Network
for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) are all participating in the
"The ideas that the students presented to me last May at the final
event were exceptional," says Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire
Hathaway. "I was delighted to see the students challenge themselves
and learn valuable financial lessons that will carry them through
"We are excited to be sponsoring the Secret Millionaires Club Learn &
Earn promotion offering a unique and fun opportunity for kids to
learn good financial lessons at a young age," says Bruce Berkowitz,
trustee of the Fairholme Foundation. "We are looking forward to
seeing all the great ideas submitted by young entrepreneurs in this
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About Fairholme Foundation
The Fairholme Foundation invests in
under-valued paths to improving education. Our key: Ignore the crowd
by circumventing long-standing roadblocks to progress. The Foundation
is a 501(c)3 organization solely funded by Fairholme Capital
Management and its affiliates.
About A Squared Entertainment LLC
A Squared Entertainment (A2)
creates, produces, acquires and distributes digital kids'
entertainment in all formats across all channels. Headquartered in
Los Angeles, A2 is managed by Co-Presidents Andy Heyward and Amy
Moynihan Heyward. Current brands include, lessons in business with
Warren Buffett in "Secret Millionaires Club" environmental female
superheroes who save the planet in "Gisele & the Green Team" with
Gisele Bundchen; a craft show called "Martha & Friends" created with
design-maven Martha Stewart, and a new portfolio of superheroes with
Stan Lee, the first to be released being "Stan Lee's Mighty Seven."
About By Kids For Kids
By Kids for Kids(R) (BKFK) is a platform
that empowers youth invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. BKFK
promotes youth social innovation and partners with leading
corporations to inspire product development, crucial technology
skills, invention, and innovation in young people 8 to 22. BKFK
provides a unique platform for youth to develop, showcase, and
commercialize their products, inventions and entrepreneurship. BKFK's
"cycle of innovation" develops critical 21st Century skills in our
nation's youth. The company provides educational resources --
curriculum and challenges that promote social change, product
development and entrepreneurial endeavors. Learn more: www.bkfk.com.
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