NEWSLETTER – MAY 2015

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am thrilled to introduce the new branding of Young Entrepreneur Institute at University School. Our new name, logo, and website, www.youngentrepreneurinstitute.org, truly reflect our organization and mission – Every student should understand and experience entrepreneurship.

We listened to your feedback and created a site that explains the many things we do to support teachers and students in grades K-12. I hope you take some time to look through the site. You can learn more about our team of professionals who work at Young Entrepreneur Institute, and the programs we offer to help teachers and students learn about and experience entrepreneurship. Our Events tab will keep you up-to-date on happenings in the youth entrepreneurship ecosystem. If you would like your organization’s event showcased in this listing, please contact Mary Schoen at mschoen@us.edu.

Please be sure to Save the Date for our educator conference – Enspire 2015 – to be held November 6-7, 2015 at University School’s Hunting Valley Campus. More details will follow shortly. Be sure to follow us on social media for all the latest news.

Sincerely,

Greg Malkin
Director, Young Entrepreneur Institute
University School
gmalkin@us.edu

ENTREPRENEUR SYMPOSIUM NEXT WEEK

National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM High School will host an Entrepreneur Symposium next Tuesday, May 12 from 5:30 to 8:00pm. Teachers and students grades 7-9 are invited for a fun night where they will have many opportunities to share entrepreneur ideas and win great prizes. Students will be a part of activities that will help develop and exercise their entrepreneurship skills. A few students will be selected to participate in the “shark tank”, where they will have the opportunity to share their ideas in front of the entrepreneur experts. There will be light snacks and drinks provided.

Registration is available at www.nihfstem.org. Questions? Contact Alyssa Bridenthal at aisaacs@akron.k12.oh.us.

BIZ WIZ YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR CAMP

Biz Wiz Camp at University School is geared to students entering grades 7-9 with a high level of interest in entrepreneurship. Through fun games, activities, group projects, and a business simulation program, campers will learn business and marketing strategy, teamwork, negotiation, and essential leadership development skills. Every day is filled with interesting and challenging activities to help students learn the fundamentals of business and entrepreneurship. Biz Wiz runs June 15-19.

Registration is available at www.us.edu/summer. Questions? Contact Nicole Lawrence at nlawrence@us.edu.

LEMONADE DAY LAUNCHES PUBLIC REGISTRATION

Lemonade Day Northeast Ohio is pleased to introduce public registration in addition to the partnership model with schools and organizations throughout Northeast Ohio. Prior to this, Lemonade Day NEO served over 1,500 students annually exclusively through partner organizations, while public registration is the norm in other cities across the country. Lemonade Day NEO is piloting a method of promoting the program through social media and other methods, driving registrants to an online form, hoping to grow participation up to 25% in 2015. Check it out at www.lemonadedayneo.org.

THE DALE CARNEGIE COURSE FOR TEENS

Skills for Success for Young People (completing 8th grade through 12th) is an 8-session course designed to build teens’ confidence in presentations & communications, interpersonal skills, leadership
 and attitude control. The course is eligible for two college credits in oral communication. Free intro session Tuesday, June 9 at Cleveland State University Westlake at 6pm. Classes begin June 16.

Questions? Contact Marilee MacAskill
at (440) 899-8690 office, (440) 666-1229 cell or marilee.macaskill@dalecarnegie.com.