72% of high school students are entrepreneurial. However, supporting your entrepreneurial and innovative students may take additional outside resources. Our team is here to support secondary schools in developing their students into young leaders and entrepreneurs.
Firstly, your students will experience real-world entrepreneurship through a variety of programs. Also, your students will take on a leadership role to address real-world issues through social innovation. Lastly, your students will be able to find innovative ways to develop for their future careers. However, life is about more than conducting business. Thus, we provide fun and engaging activities for your students to build skills and network with others!
Entrepreneurship connects communities, strengthens the economy, attracts visitors, and promotes a happy and healthy lifestyle.
What does it mean to be a school member?
As a member, you join a community of passionate educators. Furthermore, you provide a safe space for your students to try innovative and entrepreneurial endeavors without the fear of failure. Our community and leadership are here to support you in helping your students take control of their future. Nonetheless, members participate in conferences, social outings, internships, and more!
Do we need a CTE program or CTE teacher to participate?
No, the best part of our membership is your participation is open regardless of teacher credentials. Furthermore, we believe entrepreneurial and innovation co-curricular activities are a great complement to non-CTE courses. Thus, you can apply as long as your school is in one of our active states. However, the experience an institution with a Career Technical Education (CTE) program has versus one that doesn’t will be different. Nonetheless, it doesn’t change the outcomes and resources you will have access to.
Which programs do I have access to?
As an educational institution member, you will have access to a variety of resources. However, depending on your membership level your access will increase. Those can be reviewed in the eligibility criteria section of the youth membership. Nonetheless, we have outlined the key elements that all educational institution members have access to.
Business Plan Competition
Soft Business Launch Conference
Business Boot Camp
Online Networking Community
Social Innovation Conference
Leadership Boot Camp
In-Person Leadership Socials
Personal Brand Development
Do we have to be a public institution to participate?
The short answer is no! Right now we accept group applications from nonprofits, public schools, private schools, charter schools, and homeschool communities. However, to apply you need 1 adult site coordinator and 10 interested youth. We recommend contacting us for support if you’re an educational institution that doesn’t fit the previously listed categories.