Thank you, Entrepreneurship Educators

June 24, 2014 at 5:44 pm Leave a comment

imageIt’s summer break, which means you, as an educator should be enjoying your vacation. So instead of providing more entrepreneurial education resources, NFIB’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation would like to thank you for a job well done. Sparks and Honey has just released a report about Generation Z (born 1995 to present). The report is fascinating, and covers a wide range of topics about what makes Generation Z unique. Especially interesting to us is the idea that Entrepreneurship is in the DNA of this generation. We believe a lot of that DNA make up has to do with you.

In the report, Sparks and Honey find that of Generation Z individuals:

76% wish their hobby would turn into a full time job. Educators like you give students an option to follow their passions. Too often young people feel the need to fall into whatever line of work that comes their way. But you give them the option to do something they love.

60% want to have an impact on the world through their job. Educators like you give students the passion to want to make their world a better place. Through entrepreneurship, young people are able to fill the needs of their community.

72% of high school students want to start a business. Educators like you inspire students to think creatively, to problem-solve, to communicate, and to budget. But you take it one step further by giving them the opportunity to practice these skills each and every day.

61% of high school students want to be an entrepreneur instead of an employee. Educators like you give students the confidence that they succeed at anything they put their mind to. You make them believe in their own leadership potential.

46.9% of their schools offer classes in how to start and run their own business. Educators like you give students the skills necessary to believe in themselves. You allow them to learn from their failures, and to figure how they can make their own idea one that works, by teaching them the nuts and bolts of entrepreneurship.

These are impressive results. These results are due to your hard work in introducing the idea of entrepreneurship to your students. So thank you educators, for taking an interest in your students, for encouraging their unique gifts and talents, and for opening up a whole new world of possibilities to them through entrepreneurship. You make entrepreneurship fun, inspiring, and part of Generation Z’s DNA. Keep up the good work.


Entrepreneur In The Classroom
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom (EITC) supplemental curriculum exposes students to entrepreneurship and the necessary steps to take an idea and turn it into a business. The FREE curriculum can be integrated into classes teaching a variety of subjects including music, art, fashion, business and many more. You must be registered to view the full Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom curriculum.

More Information
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization promoting the importance of small business and free enterprise to the nation’s youth. More information is available at The Foundation is associated with the National Federation of Independent Business; NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals.

Related links
Follow NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation on Twitter
Like NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation on Facebook
Follow EITC curriculum author Kathy Korman Frey on Twitter


Entry filed under: Educators, Entrepreneur, Teachers.

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