Help our youth experience the thrill and fulfillment of building their own businesses while learning the skills and qualities necessary to excel as leaders and business people.

Why Entrepreneurship?


"Entrepreneurship is a key driver of our economy. Wealth and a high majority of jobs are created by small businesses started by entrepreneurially minded individuals, many of whom go on to create big businesses. People exposed to entrepreneurship frequently express that they have more opportunity to exercise creative freedoms, higher self esteem, and an overall greater sense of control over their own lives. As a result, many experienced business people political leaders, economists, and educators believe that fostering a robust entrepreneurial culture will maximize individual and collective economic and social success on a local, national, and global scale." -- Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education


Below are some of the benefits of entrepreneurial education according to the National Content Standards for Entrepreneurial Education:

  • Increased attendance
  • Improved academic skills and achievement
  • Fewer discipline referrals
  • Increased sense of "locus of control"
  • Awareness of career and entrepreneurial options
  • Acquire basic economic understanding and financial concepts
  • Increased self-esteem and respect
  • Encourage risk-taking & learning from failure
  • Learn to identify and recognize opportunities
  • Decrease in teen pregnancies and substance abuse
  • Understand entrepreneurship process/ business plan
  • Become an educated, empowered consumer
  • Embrace diversity/ socialization skills
  • Demonstrate conflict resolution/ negotiation/ sales-marketing/ persuasion skills
  • Creation of entrepreneurial thinkers who also have the skills and tools to start their own businesses.