About Marketplace For Kids

Marketplace of Ideas/Marketplace for Kids, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization designed to ignite the spirit of innovation in students. The first Education Day was held in 1995. In 2017, we served over 9,000 students, educators, and parents across the region.

Marketplace for Kids was developed in 1995 by K-6 teachers from North Dakota and Minnesota. The concept was developed from the belief that students needed a program allowing them to learn about innovation, problem solving, creativity, and to provide them an open forum to showcase their innovative ideas. It was a forerunner to what is now known as project-based learning (PBL).

Marketplace for Kids is governed by a non-compensated Board of Directors consisting of educators, community members, and business leaders. We rely on the support of Advisory Leadership Teams made up local community members in each region we serve, as well as countless volunteers.




Marketplace For Kids believes that youth are skilled, innovative people who will continue to power a diversified, vigorous economy. Our vision is for every student to receive entrepreneurship education and encouragement to become a lifelong partner in building stronger communities.

Marketplace for Kid’s mission is to encourage youth to explore entrepreneurship and self-employment through the recognition and development of their inventive, creative thinking and problem-solving skills.



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