Leaders of the Pack Bring Leadership & Social Entrepreneurship Skills to TCS Spirit Shop

The Children’s School’s eighth-grade students are leading the charge on all things Spirit Shop, allowing them to gain hands-on experience in operating a business and start a new tradition unique to their class.

The TCS Spirit Shop was created after we announced the Wolf Pack as our mascot in 2015. In the three years since then, the shop has been filled with all sorts of apparel, knick-knacks, and fun items to show school spirit. TCS eighth graders have challenged themselves to not only assess the current state of the shop (such as performing a SWOT analysis) but also propose exciting ideas (like new premium items) to help boost school spirit among fellow students and the greater TCS community.

As students are learning to lead this new business venture, they are developing a strong entrepreneurial mindset and gaining real-world skills in product design, leadership, finance, organizational management, merchandising, and much more — an invaluable opportunity they’ll continue to learn from in high school and beyond.

Support the leaders of the Pack at the TCS Spirit Shop on the last Friday of every month during morning carpool and be on the lookout for some exciting changes they’re bringing to the shop in the next few months!