In the town of Arlington Heights, IL just 26-40 miles from Chicago, a school district is teaching middle school students to write business plans. Students of School District 25 are being provided an exceptional opportunity to be part of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.
Three middle schools are inviting students to attend an information session this Thursday at 3:15pm. They’ll learn more about the program and how to get involved.
The district is working with the local Chamber of Commerce to offer students some real-world business owners as mentors. They will work with the students to write business plans that will then go in front of a panel of investors. The students get to try and talk the investors into giving them some money to start their businesses.
In a world where everything seems to happen at lightening speed, this Chicago suburb is preparing students at a young age to become successful entrepreneurs. Business is no longer something you wait until college to learn. It’s being taught in the middle schools of Arlington Heights.
These students are also learning skills to help them in the national competition. The program extends to other schools in the country. The national winner will receive a $30,000 scholarship for college, a prize that will be well deserved.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a phenomenal program for these students to learn business skills at a young age. Applications are due September 9, 2013 and there are limited spots available.
The students will learn things like public speaking, presentation skills, writing skills and interviewing skills. Additionally, they’ll learn about web development, marketing and trade shows. Even better, this will be such a great way to boost the students’ confidences and truly prepare them for what’s ahead in their lives. Middle school, high school and college will flash by so fast and they’ll be the future of business.
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