Philly Elementary School Principal Helps Students Create and Pitch Products Like True Entrepreneurs


Khadijah Bright.
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Khadijah Bright is the principal at the Crossan School, and spearheaded a program that forms a path toward entrepreneurship for them.

Khadijah Bright, principal at Kennedy C. Crossan School in Northeast Philadelphia, forges a path for her students to become potential entrepreneurs, reports Matteo Iadonisi for 6abc.

She challenges students to create their own products and pitch their most creative business ideas to her like true entrepreneurs.

The program for this endeavor came to light about two years ago.

“They identify a product, they go through the development, they price it, and then they sell it,” said Bright. 

She ensures they pitch their ideas and products to her first before going public with them.

On Thursday, May 23, the Crossan School will host a business fair, in which the students will be able to sell their products. 

Her approach toward fostering students’ business ideas went a long way toward her selection as one of seven principals in the School District of Philadelphia to be awarded a 2024 Lindback Award

“It showed me that my community recognizes the work and the vision,” Bright said about receiving the honor.

Along with the honor comes a $20,000 gift.

Bright noted that she will use the gift to purchase roundtables to create a more community-based space in the school’s cafeteria. 

Learn more about the Philadelphia principal helping students mold their young entrepreneurial minds in 6abc.


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