The curriculum consists of a 30 plus hour hands-on experiential adventure for young entrepreneurs ages 9-14 and includes:
- Developing an entrepreneurial mindset
- Choosing and Developing a business idea
- Financial basics
- Marketing and sales
- Customer Service
- The Business Model Canvas Lean Startup Tool
- The Biz Ops Game™; an exciting and fast action team based game that teaches business operations by running a paper airplane business (visit the Biz Ops Game page to learn more)
- Activities to help young entrepreneurs develop their business idea, business presentation and business cards
- A Team Lemonade Stand “Apprentice Style” Competition; learning from running a real business
- An awards ceremony and poster session for friends and families
- Videos and internet resources for an engaging multi-media experience
- Games and activities that improve self-confidence and develop leadership skills
- Business Ethics and Professionalism
- Effective Presentation Skills
Download a FREE Entrepreneurship Lesson on What is an Entrepreneur and Choosing a Business Idea (includes PowerPoint Presentation, Teacher Guide and Student Worksheets). CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD – scroll down to the FREE lesson.
What Benefits do the kids get from the youth entrepreneur curriculum?
- Realize their unique talents and passions
- Take problems and turn them into opportunities
- Experience first hand how they contribute and make a difference
- Discover entrepreneurship as a way to empower their self and improve their self-confidence
- Utilize collaboration, leadership and business skills that they can use in the future
- Learn that entrepreneurship could be a viable career option
- Apply Math, Technology, English & Communication Skills into real-life situations
Why was the curriculum developed?
As a teacher and entrepreneur, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to assist with the Youth Entrepreneur Camp at my employer (University of Wisconsin-Madison Small Business Development Center). In 2008, the youth entrepreneur camp at the UW-Madison was in jeopardy of being discontinued due to budget cuts (at that time we hired an outside instructor to teach the camp). I was very passionate about the program so I proposed to rewrite the curriculum so that we could teach it in-house and the new curriculum was born. It was a great success and I started getting phone calls from others who wanted to implement youth entrepreneurship. That’s when I got the idea to start my own business, write the book and create a new and improved curriculum and game so other people could easily implement their own youth entrepreneurship program (without having to spend hours to create and test it). The activities are proven and have been used for hundreds of kids ages 10 and up to introduce entrepreneurship in an experiential way since 2008.
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The 2018 youth entrepreneur camp in Madison is now open for registration. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO and TO REGISTER.
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Download a Free Excerpt from the More Than A Lemonade Stand – Student Workbook
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