Entrepreneurial spirit and talent gush from many young people in northeast Indiana. Steve Franks hopes to encourage that creativity even more through the Student Storefront project.
The project would provide an actual working retail space in downtown Fort Wayne that would sell products made by area high school and college students and also employ college students as interns to staff and manage the store, Franks said.
His idea is one of four local projects in the 144 national finalists announced today in the annual Knight Cities Challenge grant program. The finalists were selected from more than 4,500 applications, a news release said. Grant recipients will be announced in June.