To help launch our future innovators exploration into entrepreneurship, we have compiled these resources for students and teachers.
Videos & Activities:
9-year-old Caine Monroy spent his summer vacation building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store. The entire summer went by, and he never had a single customer. But Caine didn’t give up. Then, on the last day of summer, filmmaker Nirvan Mullick walked in by chance to buy an auto part for his car. Caine asked Nirvan to play, and, well, watch Caine’s Arcade and out CardboardChallenge.com for more information.
Ted Talks – Maya Penn a young entrepreneur cartoonist designer activist:
Jay Starts a Business
Jay Starts a Business takes students into the world of entrepreneurship. Focused on grades 4-6, Jay’s interactive adventure allows students to choose their own adventure as they walk through the process of starting their own business. Through videos, interactive elements and classroom activities, Jay Starts a Business helps introduce students to entrepreneurship and related economic and financial concepts. Click here to play…
Biz Kid$ is a national financial education initiative based on an Emmy Award-winning public television series about kids, money, and business. The series includes 65 episodes and reaches over million viewers per episode. Using a clever blend of entertainment and education, each Biz Kid$ episode shows kids how to make and manage money by introducing concepts of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. To keep young viewers engaged, the series includes a fast-paced mix of direct education delivered by young actors, sketch comedies, animation, and stories
featuring real life young entrepreneurs. The show is complemented by a resource rich website, lesson plans, outreach activities, and a monthly electronic newsletter. Click here for more info…
EntreEd champions entrepreneurship education and provides advocacy, leadership, networking, technical assistance, and resources nationally across all levels and disciplines of education, promoting quality practices and programs.
VentureLab was founded in 2013 to teach kids, and girls in particular, to dare boldly and grow their innate creativity in order to identify and anticipate diverse societal needs, and think entrepreneurially in whichever field they pursue.