The Burton D. Morgan Foundation has teamed with JumpStart to illustrate the many participants, programs, and resources that comprise the region's youth entrepreneurial ecosystem. The schematic reflects the rich array of opportunities for K-12 students to learn about and experience entrepreneurship:
Northeast Ohio's Youth Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
Youth Funding Priorities
Recognizing the benefits of understanding and experiencing entrepreneurship from an early age, the Foundation supports educational programs and initiatives in Northeast Ohio related to entrepreneurship, free enterprise, and financial literacy for students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. The region’s entrepreneurship educators also benefit, through our wide-ranging support of conferences, workshops, and access to curriculum resources.
Several Foundation-supported youth initiatives are expanding entrepreneurship opportunities for Northeast Ohio students and educators, as well as nationally. Among them are new entrepreneurship lessons in the Invent Kids’ Camp Invention curriculum, Lemonade Day Northeast Ohio, the Youth Entrepreneurship Alliance, and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s new NFTE Connect digital network.
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Connect: The Teacher's Entrepreneurship Center
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s Connect is a new online resource for entrepreneurship education, a fast-growing teaching approach that helps young people place their educational goals in the context of real-world success. Entrepreneurship education helps students learn by exploring the principles of business development and creating functioning, profitable enterprises.
On Connect, teachers will find everything they need to adopt entrepreneurship education to their classrooms, including sample lesson plans, student success stories, professional development opportunities, and the opportunity to network with other teachers.
Connect is designed to help educators who want to teach entrepreneurship and success in their classrooms. Whether teachers are just beginning with entrepreneurship education or already have experience with it, they will find resources, guidelines, and professional development opportunities on this site that will help teach students to plan for success.
Registration is free and takes less than a minute. Members will be able to take advantage of all the resources the site has to offer, such as free classroom materials. Members of Connect will also be able to download free teaching materials, receive email updates, use online forums, and network with other educators.
Please visit nfteconnect.org to explore the site and register to become a member. The Burton D. Morgan Foundation is proud to be a supporter of Connect.