Young Business Creators
Entrepreneurship requires a host of skills, including creativity, problem-solving, imagination and passion, so where better to start than in elementary school? For the second year in a row, Anatolia’s 5th and 6th graders completed the five-day “Young Business Creators” workshop organized at ACT. Developed by the University of Iowa’s Jacobsen Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship, the program takes students through all the stages of turning an idea into a business, and includes hands-on exercises and visits to innovative companies. This year, the YBC workshop was rolled out to our High School students as well, as a Young Entrepreneurs Camp, with a specific focus on innovation, viability, and implementation - all necessary elements for beginning a business in the real world.