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What Do you want to be When You Grow Up?

Tweet   By Erica Diamond That was the question I asked 25 Grade 2 students this morning. And I got a gamut of answers, “A businessman, a lawyer, a nurse, a doctor, a spy like my mom (hmmm okay), an opera singer (yes I laughed too), a celebrity (what career is that exactly?), a baseball […]

Tedx Conference entirely for Youth: by Angela Maiers

Tweet I am a huge fan of TED, a platform for the nation’s biggest and brightest thinkers to spread their world changing ideas. But adults aren’t the only ones with big ideas and talents. TEDxRedmond was the first ever TED-events arranged for kids by kids with a theme of “Power to the Students.” Over four […]

Feature: Junior Achievement’s efforts to teach kids around the world about business

Tweet Feature: Junior Achievement’s efforts to teach kids around the world about business By Kate Foley, Fearless Ambition When people think of Junior Achievement, the first thing that comes to mind may be the JA they experienced when they were a kid. “Their perception that all we do is teach kids how to make lamps […]

The Most Successful Teen Celebrity Entrepreneurs

Tweet The Most Successful Teen Celebrity Entrepreneurs The recipe for success is to do one thing really well, diversify and go viral. By Maureen Farrell From Forbes Magazine Online It’s hard enough to land a line in a TV commercial, let alone snag a starring role in a feature film. Or bag a record contract. […]

Video: These Kids Mean Business

Tweet Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Clarence Page looks at the role of entrepreneurship education as a way to help change the lives of at-risk youth. Centered on budding entrepreneurs across the country and the programs created to foster their interest and understanding of the free-market, the documentary tells the tale of underserved youth creating and living […]

Video: Teenage Millionaire

Tweet Ashley Qualls is a 17-year-old self-made millionaire. Find out how she struck gold on the web.

Kidpreneurs Book Makes the NAPPA Gold Award

Tweet Serial entrepreneurs and constant advocates for the fostering of intelligent young minds, the Toren brothers have done something unique with “Kidpreneurs,” by outlining the basic tools and strategies adults use to groom their businesses in a simple, straightforward manner that will allow any child to easily understand. Throughout the many years that Matthew Toren […]

Jacobson Entrepreneurship Academy for middle school students

June 22, 2010 by  
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Tweet Jacobson Entrepreneurship Academy Middle School Camp for Students Completing Grades 7-9 Iowa City July 19-23, 2010 Apply Today! Download an Application Des Moines July 26-30, 2010 Apply Today! Download an Application The Jacobson Entrepreneurship Academy is a week-long day camp for Iowa students who have completed 7-9 grades and are interested in entrepreneurship and owning […]

Jacobson Institute presents Youth Entrepreneur Camp in Iowa City, July 12-16

June 22, 2010 by  
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Tweet Youth Entrepreneur Camp Elementary Camp for Students Completing Grades 4-6 Iowa City July 12-16, 2010 Apply Online Today! Download an Application Area students who have completed 4th-6th grades have an opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and business during the Jacobson Institute’s Youth Entrepreneur Camp, sponsored by Hills Bank & Trust Company. This one-week day […]

High School Drop Out Rates cost the US Billions

Tweet High School drop out rates affect our economy in vast and numerous ways.  Eating at the core of our job market and economic growth as a whole we are faced with the question of what to do with our education system.  Our nations High School drop out rates are only growing and the expense […]

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