Myers Students Raise Over $400 for the SPCA Through Student-Run Company Black Girls Slime
(April 1, 2022) Myers students Anylah Lofton, Cecelia Barry-Bradley, PriyaRose Bowleg, and Zoey Lewis of Mrs. Decker’s fourth grade class raised more than $400 for the SPCA through their company Black Girls Slime. The girls prepared over 60 containers of slime, each sold for $4 at Family Night at the Myers Book Fair on March 31.
“These young ladies created an entire company and product from nothing. I am extremely proud of their drive, initiative, business acumen, and passion for business and for charity,” said Myers Principal Jason Lytle.
In early March, the girls approached Principal Lytle about an idea they had to raise money for their favorite charity, the SPCA. Their idea was simple; they would make and package the containers of slime, sell them and donate the money to charity.
That simple concept gave way to multiple meetings about mission development, marketing, branding, product development, cost-to-profit margin, packaging, timelines, deadlines, and sales.