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NFIB’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation has created educational curriculum specifically to be used outside the classroom, in the educational setting of a small business environment. Teaching entrepreneurship can be difficult, but more importantly, it’s essential to the success of our young people….Let’s take a look at one unique way to encourage entrepreneurship education, by incorporating the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work program.
Throughout February, we hear the word “passion” all over the place. Passion can certainly be related to hearts and candy and flowers. But passion influences entrepreneurs beyond February 14th. Passion is a key element to success as a young entrepreneur.
“Ideally, since 80 percent of your life is spent working, you should start your business around something that is a passion of yours. If you’re into kite-surfing and you want to become an entrepreneur, do it with kite-surfing. Look, if you can indulge in your passion, life will be far more interesting than if you’re just working. You’ll work harder at it, and you’ll know more about it.”
Entrepreneurship as a Path to Success
Introducing the idea of entrepreneurship puts young people on a path to success.
Entrepreneurship education prepares youth to be responsible, enterprising individuals who become entrepreneurial thinkers by immersing them in real life learning experiences where they:
can take risks,
manage the results, and
learn from the outcomes.
Teaching Entrepreneurship in 30 Minutes or Less Part 2: (Free Award Winning Syllabus and Lesson Plan)
As mentioned in the last post in this series, we’ve recently updated this entrepreneurship curriculum, and here’s a post to give you a quick 30 minute exercise in each module that is one of my personal favorites as an intro. I am the curriculum author, Kathy Korman Frey, and teach a nationally award-winning entrepreneurship course at the George Washington University School of Business. So scroll down, dig in, and have fun.
Want to teach entrepreneurship to a class, kids, grandkids (yourself) in 30 minutes or an hour. The EITC (Entrepreneur in the Classroom) curriculum is three downloadable Powerpoints has been used by approximately 40,000 students a year for the past six years.
It’s important to recognize that that entrepreneurship is not limited to “typical business.” Be sure to ask for the Alternative Exercises of this free, Powerpoint entrepreneurship curriculum (registration required). It showcases thediversity of entrepreneurship, as does our entrepreneur profile of today: hiking guide and artist Coleton Lunt.
Tricia is a senior in the George Washington University School of Business and founder of Greenfinity. She’s had more entrepreneurial experiences than the average college senior. Read about her story here.
Amanda Fischer is the founder of Grade A Marketing. This young entrepreneur integrates values, and an embrace of constant change. Can you? See the exercises at the bottom of this post as a family or class discussion with the young entrepreneurs in your life.