Entrepreneurship changes lives.
We exist to equip students with theconfidence, creativity, and problem solving skills uniquely forged through entrepreneurship that will change their lives forever.
We do this through helping students ages 7-18 start a real business during our three-week programs across Texas. Read more to see how it works and how you can participate.
Our 2022 programs were a huge success!
Our Summer Entrepreneurship Programs took place in Summer 2022 across DFW and Waco, with over 400 students participating! Check out our highlight video below:
Entrepreneurial Education Built for the 21st Century
It's one thing to read about business or learn to write a business plan, but our entrepreneurs put those steps into action and actually launch a real business. By creating a real business even for a few weeks, our entrepreneurs walk away changed forever.
We are passionately working to equip students with the traits uniquely forged through entrepreneurship:
How Our Programs Work
Our three-week summer programs are designed to help students rapidly start their first business. This includes launching the business, making real sales, and learning how to save personally and be good stewards back to the community they serve.
Students can also participate in our business video pitch competition with a real panel of judges and incredible prizes on the line!
Many of our students (hundreds!) are able to participate free of charge due to the overwhelming generosity of our sponsors (corporations, foundations, and individuals) who underwrite the participation costs for those that wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it.
Students can choose from five different business kits that come with everything needed to start a predefined product business, including the raw ingredients, packaging, marketing materials, and a guide book that instructs the entire process. We also offer a self-guided video course for students that want to come up with their own idea from scratch.
Both routes are designed to give students enough structure to get started quickly but enough freedom to exercise their creativity and make it their own.
Our programs have significant social, emotional, and financial outcomes for our student participants. Not only do most students save their profit and or choose to give back to the community through their business, but parents report their child(ren) grew in creativity, confidence, critical thinking, financial literacy, and people skills because of the program.
9 out of 10 of our participants plan to continue their entrepreneurial journey after the conclusion of our programs, so these amazing outcomes are only the beginning of the change that occurs in our students' lives.
Our Incredible Sponsors
Our summer programs would not be possible without the incredible generosity of our donors. Many companies, foundations, and individuals (many that wish to remain anonymous) support our programs and make it possible for so many students to participate and launch their first business. We are incredibly grateful for their support!