Entrepreneurship and business are not commonly taught at the high school level, leaving an opportunity gap in academics and business. Today, most teens interested in learning about and experiencing business and entrepreneurship are not exposed to these disciplines until college. Inc. and Summer Discovery believe it is critical to introduce high school students to the core principles of business through hands-on activities and direct interaction with successful professionals.
"An entrepreneurial skillset and mindset are valuable assets regardless of a young student's eventual college major and full-time career," saidAdriane Thorpe, CEO of Summer Discovery. "We're partnering with Inc. to help nurture teens as communicators, strategic thinkers, risk-takers, and collaborators. We're honored to combine our expertise in pre-college summer programming with Inc.'s world-class business acumen to offer an exceptional immersion for high school students from the US and around the world."
"Inc. Young Entrepreneurs by Summer Discovery" will be offered in both 2-and 3-week durations, depending on the campus location. The customized curriculum, developed by learning professionals at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), will guide future business leaders to create an original business idea, write a business plan, and pitch their business to veteran entrepreneurs. Augmenting the academic content will be real-world case studies and expert speakers sharing practical insights and success stories.
Featured entrepreneurs will include Dan Bauer, a marketing consultant and founder of global education and career planning company The MBA Exchange. Having advised thousands of high school and college students over 20 years, Bauer's firm was named one of America's fastest-growing private companies on the Inc. 5000 list. With a vision for this new program for teens, he piloted a successful online version in summer 2019 and then introduced Inc. to Summer Discovery and NFTE in early 2021.
Summer Discovery is currently accepting applications from high school students for "Inc. Young Entrepreneurs by Summer Discovery" at www.summerdiscovery.com.
For more information about the program visit, www.summerdiscovery.com/young-entrepreneurs.
ABOUT INC. MEDIA
The world's most trusted business-media brand, Inc., offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across various channels, including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the Inc. 5000 allows these founders a chance to engage with their peers in an exclusive community with the credibility to help drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc.
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About Summer Discovery
Summer Discovery has more than 55 years in the summer experience industry and has provided superior pre-college programs for 40+ years. Today, they are the leading pre-college experience provider for middle and high school students. In partnership with prestigious universities across the US and abroad, Summer Discovery delivers on-campus experiences and online learning opportunities. They offer 300+ pre-college courses, including college credit and non-credit enrichment courses.
Learn more at www.summerdiscovery.com.
About Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is a global educational nonprofit focused on bringing the power of entrepreneurship to youth in low-income communities. A highly trained Teacher Corps teach NFTE's rigorous programs. In addition, NFTE students are supported by a diverse Volunteer Corps drawn from the local community, including business leaders and entrepreneurs. Since its founding more than 30 years ago, NFTE has trained thousands of teachers and educated more than a million young people worldwide.
Learn more at www.nfte.com.Learn More About the Program