Add Some Sizzle to Your Program with Young Entrepreneur Pitch (YEP)!
Programs that piloted the free K-12 Young Entrepreneur Pitch curriculum this summer said it “provided amazing learning opportunities,” was a “thorough curriculum,” that “pushed creativity,” and was “a really good program.”
Teaching kids about entrepreneurship helps them learn and practice 21st and 22nd century skills including communication and problem solving, provides a new lens through which to view the future, and is something they enjoy. Some experts believe entrepreneurship is an essential skill that needs to be added to current educational initiatives.
Heart Reach Neighborhood Ministries student interviewed by Youngstown reporter about his entrepreneurial pitch
Students who participated in YEP programs this summer said they liked the program because: “it gave me confidence,” “help prepare for the future,” “I get to make my own idea,” “it was interesting,“ and “I liked talking with the judges.”
Program partners, funders, schools and their business advisory councils, and others can serve as student mentors, host field trips, guest speakers, pitch contest judges or donate pitch contest prizes.
The Ohio Afterschool Network, in partnership with the Young Entrepreneur Institute, is hosting two free 75-minute trainings:
- Tuesday, September 10th, 10:15-11:30 at the SE Ohio Hub meeting at the Athens Public Library. Register on the Ohio Afterschool Network website. The Hub meeting with continue after the training with information sharing and training until 2:00 pm.
- Monday, September 23rd, 10:30-noon at the United Way of Greater Toledo, 424 Jackson Street, Toledo 43604. Register here.
Several 30-minute webinars are scheduled for August and September to introduce educators and others who work with youth to the YEP curriculum. Registration is online.
For more information, contact Liz Nusken at email@example.com.