There are programs across the United States that are committed to helping young potential entrepreneurs with creativity and inspiration get closer to achieving their goals of owning a business. Programs like CEO; a high school class offered to juniors and seniors who apply in Effingham County, Illinois, who are interested in running their own business to contribute to economic development and sustainability. Students, “take risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes.”
CEO doesn’t just teach students the necessary skills needed to start a business; the program also is committed to the intellectual and creative growth of their students. Getting the youth involved in sustainable entrepreneurial programs seems like a great way to develop economies from the ground up.
How do you feel about programs like CEO? Do you have any other ideas on how to get youth involved in economic sustainability!