Every student deserves the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship, and students can apply the entrepreneur mindset and skillset to any career path they choose!
Missouri afterschool and summer learning programs are setting students on a pathway to entrepreneurship – gaining confidence, connections, and a course of action to start and run their own micro-businesses and social ventures today, and to imagine possibilities for the future.
MASN’s combines a nationally-recognized curriculum with local community-driven guidance that empowers students to:
· Explore entrepreneurship and generate and develop their own ideas
· Gain and practice skills as young entrepreneurs
· Connect with peers, entrepreneurs, and support systems in their communities
· Access extended experiences and discover opportunities beyond high school
Resources and opportunities for programs:
Micro-grants for afterschool projects
Young Entrepreneur Institute
Afterschool staff training/development
Youth Entrepreneurship Pitch Challenge
The Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge is a fun and exciting youth business idea pitch contest open to ALL K-12 afterschool students throughout Missouri. The pitch challenge supports young people in developing 21st Century workforce readiness skills. By developing a mindset and skillset of an entrepreneur, young people have an edge for ANY career path they choose.
Hear directly from young people about why they are entering a Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge (video compliments of Young Entrepreneur Institute of NE Ohio).
Youth mentoring, networking, and marketplace opportunities
Coming 2020-2021 – stay tuned!
Supporters of Missouri entrepreneurship afterschool
If your organization is interested in partnering with MASN to support/expand youth entrepreneurship after school, please contact us.