Matthew R. Stover
Youth Entrepreneurship Education Provides Future Success Now
One topic that has just started to make its way into education is entrepreneurship…and it’s long overdue. The future gig economy depends on today’s youth’s education in digital business savvy and the skills to succeed in the online market.
What does entrepreneurship education look like?
> It involves learning foundational business practices and positive communication skills in written, oral, and social media formats.
> It forces them to look outside of their school building into their communities and the world to identify areas of strength and weakness.
> It encourages them to tap into the potential and talents of the people around them, assembling a team to support their goals.
What can a youth entrepreneurship program do for your students?
It erases the “when am I ever going to use this?” question. Students can find immediate success spreading their vision and perspectives of the world. With entrepreneurship programs that offer online business training as a part of the course, students immediately learn about campaigns, advertising, effective communication, marketing, teamwork, management, and financial literacy.
Imagine students being able to contribute financially to a single-parent household.
Imagine your school no longer having to worry about fundraising because you have student clubs that have their sources of income.
Imagine advancing their successes by connecting them with professionals in your community.
This is all possible if educators and administrators can see the value in a youth entrepreneurship program for their school districts.
With a youth entrepreneurship program, students can thrive by channeling what they already embody and turning it into a positive outlet. Whether through custom apparel, handwriting design, sewing, jewelry-making, digital design, video and photography editing, or a variety of other mediums, we can help them to harness their potential and succeed in a youth entrepreneurship program.
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