After-School Retreats

Retreats featuring professional development for educators are held periodically at no cost. Our goal is to provide tools for the classroom that focus on entrepreneurship and life skill-building.

Upcoming Retreats

Kickoff the New Year at an Educator Retreat! Learn about grade-appropriate ways for students to gain experience selling a product to the public. Concepts such as creating a business idea, expectations, pricing, and how to pitch a product will encourage an entrepreneurial mindset.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Featuring a young entrepreneur panel, information about our Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge, and more! Followed by a light dinner and networking opportunities.

Kent State University Library
Wick Poetry Corner, 2nd Floor
1125 Risman Drive
Kent, OH 44242

Register here

Some benefits of YEI retreats:

  • Workshop-style learning and dinner provided
  • Take home tools to use in your classroom
  • Learn about what’s happening in the Northeast Ohio entrepreneurship education ecosystem
  • Network with other teachers, sharing ideas and best practices
  • Earn professional development hours
  • FREE! No cost to attend

Past Retreats

Tuesday, January 16, 2019
Featured guest speakers from Conscious Capitalism, ecosystem updates, and information about Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge.

Friday, November 2, 2018
Discussed how to enter students to Selling Bee, our K-8 pitch contest.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Discussed entrepreneurial curriculum and programing for the classroom as well as Young Entrepreneur Market.

Monday, September 24, 2018
Discussed entrepreneurial curriculum and programing for the classroom as well as Young Entrepreneur Market.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Focused on the topic of creativity featuring a live video conference led by Rich Cox from Stanford Design School

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Lemonade Day Retreat featuring an interactive workshop, sharing best practices, recognition of outstanding educators and unveiling of exciting new incentive programs

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Leadership featuring Scott Allen from John Carroll University Boler School of Business

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Creativity in the Classroom

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
How to Teach Effective Presentation Skills featuring David McNees from Hershey Montessori School

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Teaching Students the Elevator Pitch (K-8)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Teaching Students the Elevator Pitch (High School)