Youth Entrepreneurship

Overview

Providing business education to children, and young adults.

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"You can buy a person's hands but you can't buy his heart. His heart is where his enthusiasm, his loyalty is. "

by: Stephen Covey,. Best-selling author

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Youth Entrepreneurship-Seeing a World of Possibilities

Youth Entrepreneurship

How can entrepreneurship prepare kids for the future? Children have a natural curiosity about the world around them. They are always striving to test traditional assumptions, to find themselves. Youth entrepreneurship is a perfect outlet for students to tap into their own creativity, and mature and grow in the process. Entrepreneurship is a catalyst for a world of possibilities.

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Children have the greatest potential to spark this enthusiasm to take risks and use their ideas. These ideas could be the seed of rapidly growing business or at least an exercise in seeing the world through the lens of possibility. Youth entrepreneurship is a path laden with plans to create a remarkable product/service, In this effort to research and understand the potential customers, students begin to connect with the everyday problems people face, they learn to see solutions where others see problems.

Programs where children are involved in using inventiveness helps teach children to use their intrinsic skills to be self-productive and proactive in helping others. Children start small with ways to generate an income and learn to save money. For example, they may start a babysitting job or snow shoveling endeavour. We inspire young minds to think for themselves and to ready themselves for the future and how to be problem solvers.

 

Why Youth Should Learn Business?
  • The average high school student in the U.S. is only able to score a 52.4% on a survey measuring knowledge of basic personal finance. ~ The JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
  • Although 48% of parents feel schools should do more to educated kids about money, only 21 states require schools to provide personal finance education and only 7 states require students to take a personal finance course to graduate. ~ National Council on Economic Education
  • The number of 18 to 24-year-olds declaring bankruptcy has increased 98% in the past 10 years. ~ Richmond Credit Abuse Resistant Education Program
  • 13-18 year-olds surveyed revealed that 70.9% would like to become entrepreneurs. ~ Junior Achievement
  • Almost 85% of teens surveyed feel there is greater job satisfaction in owning a business than working for someone else. ~ Junior Achievement
  • Approximately 75% of youth surveyed feel they do not receive adequate business and entrepreneurship training in high school. ~ Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • 93% of high school students feel it is important for Americans to have a good understanding of business economics, but 60% made an F on basic economics quiz. ~ Harris Interactive

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