Enhancing Youth Entrepreneurship Programs
The Foundation's expertise in youth entrepreneurship has positioned us to play a pivotal role in planning and implementing the annual Enspire conference, a gathering devoted to inspiring, spotlighting, and celebrating youth entrepreneurship educators in the region.
Launched in 2015 with our colleagues at the Young Entrepreneur Institute, the event draws nationally known experts and thought leaders who share best practices at rousing weekend conferences, typically held at University School in November. The Enspire conference brings exciting keynote speakers, expert panels, and idea sharing to help educators develop and enhance their entrepreneurship programs. Previous keynote speakers have included Daymond John of SharkTank fame, Jessica Jackley, cofounder of Kiva; Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power and Passion of Perseverance; and Charles Best, Founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org.
The conference has become a central hub of the ever-expanding peer network of educators in the youth entrepreneurship field.