Teaching Public School Kids How To Start A Business
On Monday, Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs went back to Pittsburgh Traditional Academy to teach 6th - 8th graders step 2 of our entrepreneurship program. We noticed the kids began thinking on a different level. Not only did their interest in the subject increase, they also started to think of ways to start their own business.
One kid wants to change oil in lawnmowers and quads. Another boy wants to start making t-shirt designs. And a girl I spoke to is going to offer her classmates hair styling. They started to put together their own strategies, what to charge customers, and how to ask others for referrals.
The winner of this 12 step program will get up to $1500 to start their own business with our guidance.
From our perspective, schools are conditioning everyone to be employees. However, statistics show that approximately 70% of people in the U.S. want to start a business sometime in their life, while job satisfaction is at an all-time low. So, we figured to do something about it and started teaching kids what the world of entrepreneurship is all about.
Here are a few pictures from the event: