Engaging Entrepreneurial Young People . Craig Schroeder Senior Associate. February 21, 2008 Indiana HTC Academy. Agenda:. Making the Case Engaging ‘E’ Young People System for Youth Engagement Models and Resources Next Steps for Your Community.
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Craig SchroederSenior Associate
February 21, 2008
Indiana HTC Academy
Seven out of 10 (69%) high-school students are interested in starting their own business, but 86% rated themselves as very poor to fair on their knowledge of business and entrepreneurship.
85% of these students thought it was important or very important to receive entrepreneurship education in schools.
Gallup Organization, Inc. 1994
Survey of all high school (9-12) students, 2005-06
Survey of all JH and HS (7-12) students, 2007
Youth currently in your community may well represent your greatest resource for economic growth and community sustainability.
The challenge is to: engage these youth,
equip them with the skills and knowledge to be successful,
and then support them and their enterprising ventures.
Community Capacity Questionnaire
Do to Youth
Do for Youth
Do with Youth
Focus on Stars and Ignore Other Youth
Tell Youth the Right Way to Do Things
Listen and Support Youth Discovery
Entrepreneurial Education & Career Development
Youth Involvement & Leadership in Community
Community Support of Youth & Enterprises
…Putting All the Pieces Together!
Thinking Outside the Box Event
11th Grade Summer E-ship Program
Nebraska Business Development Center
Community College Campuses
The Vision: 100’s of Young Entrepreneurs!
Business Development Coordinator
Tool Kit for Youth & Adults In Charting Assets & Creating Change
(Formerly part of National 4H Council)
Clearinghouse of entrepreneurship education resources
Resources for rural schools and community-based learning
Project oriented curriculum for middle-school age youth
Youth and Young Adults
School Administration and Key Faculty
Youth Organization Leaders