CREATING ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES
Jamilyn Marks, Facilitator
Shawn Storckman, Co-Facilitator
C.E.O. (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) (1 Credit/1 Year, 10th-12th Grade)
1 year-long experience designed to utilize partnerships that provide an overview of business development and processes/ The local business community partners with area schools to create project-based experiences for participants by providing funding, expertise, meeting space, business tours, and one-on-one mentoring. Participants visit area businesses, learn from guest speakers, participate in group business, write business plans, and start and operate their own individual businesses. Business concepts learned through the experiential CEO program are critical; the 21-century skills of problem-solving, teamwork, self-motivation, responsibility, higher-order thinking, communication, and inquiry are at the heart of participant development throughout the experience.
CEO will meet for 90 minutes at a variety of businesses, starting around 7:15 or 7:30 a.m., (actual start time may vary to accommodate drive time and class schedules).