The Problem

The most recent statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that the number of students graduating from high school is increasing; yet, the number of students enrolling in college has continued to decline for the last 4 years.  For those students who choose not to pursue formal training in college, it is increasingly important to find other ways to develop skills that will lead to fulfilling careers.

Entrepreneurship is one pathway that can open the door to various career opportunities. Although there are many career paths that can evolve from entrepreneurship, there are limited opportunities for young people to be exposed to the principles of entrepreneurship. Even in the event that entrepreneurship is determined to be a pathway of interest, there is little formal training available to expose interested youth to the fundamental skills and basic building blocks that are needed to become a successful entrepreneur.