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Philadelphia Is Now Home to a Yarn Vending Machine

When 24-year-old Emani Outterbridge was stuck at home with a broken foot this past spring, she got to thinking of new ways to bring her self-made designer yarn to DIYers around Philadelphia. What she landed on was the idea of a yarn-dispensing vending machine, which she floated to her followers […]

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Celebrate Kidpreneur Day on November 19

It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week! Join YEI, WagiLabs, and WorldofMoney.org in celebrating Kidpreneur day this Thursday, November 19 at 5 PM EST. Meet Kidpreneurs from Africa and the United States! Learn from Chic Thompson, Founder of WagiLabs, and Sabrina Lamb, Executive Director of World of Money. When: Thursday, November 19 Time: […]

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Sunshine Sisters Boutique Shines

Early this summer, Rayna and Romi, 8-year old twin girls, and their younger sister, Moselle, age 5, each received a mask chain from a friend to hold their newest wardrobe accessories – masks. The girls’ younger brother, Zander, age 3, wanted one too, so the girls and their mom, Lauren […]

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How to Empower and Support Young Entrepreneurs

In times of economic uncertainty, it is easy to think that it is ‘impossible’ for anybody to make money. This is complete nonsense and the exact kind of thinking that new entrepreneurs should steer clear of. It is a poverty-based mindset that looks to respond defensively to conditions instead of […]

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Register now for Enspire Fall Fest 2020

Registration for Enspire Fall Fest 2020 is now open! Join us for Enspire Fall Fest 2020, a virtual professional development conference for K-12 educators with a focus on building the entrepreneurial mindset. This fall, we’ll have keynote speakers, panel discussions, and workshop sessions in October, November, and December. Attend as […]

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Entrepreneurial Mindset of the Month: Growth Mindset

Growth mindset is a way of recognizing your potential to learn and accomplish anything you work hard to achieve. Entrepreneurs know they can do anything and improve at anything because their brains grow as they learn new things and practice new skills. Click here to learn more about growth mindset […]

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Students’ Creativity on Display in OAN’s Summer Pitch Challenge

Eighty-eight ideas were pitched by students from across the state in OAN’s Pitch Challenge! Pitches were for diverse business ideas and social ventures including an algorithm to reduce health disparities, clothing designed to promote a healthy self-image, a mask-of-the-month club, and conuts (combination cookie and donut – yum!). Youth serving […]

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JeNoah on Startup Kid

JeNoah, founder of Urban Stereotypes, a clothing company promoting ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity, was interviewed on Ideastream. He talks about his entrepreneurial journey and his motivation for starting his company. Click here to listen to his interview (starts at 40:50).[…]

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NEO schools grow the next crop of entrepreneurs

An initiative launched in 2012 to fund entrepreneurship programs for students in Northeast Ohio parochial and private schools has broadened its reach and expanded into public schools. Meanwhile, other area schools have begun offering entrepreneurship training on their own. Read the whole article[…]

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Lemonade Day at Saint Anselm School

Third- and fourth-grade students at Saint Anselm School, under the mentorship of their teachers, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Mooney and Mrs. Hribar, participated in the annual Lemonade Day this May along with many schools across the country. Collaborative, multi-grade teams applied classroom skills to the business world through this entrepreneurial, project-based […]

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YEI 2018 Enspire Conference (Jan 2019)

The Young Entrepreneur Institute (YEI) brings entrepreneurial learning into classrooms and extracurricular programs. The Institute’s annual Enspire Conference is a day filled with nationally-known speakers, professional development, and sharing of best practices in entrepreneurial education. Read the whole article: Cleve. Teachers Union Critique – Jan. 2019[…]

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Selling Bee Winners on WKYC (12/17/18)

Two winners from Selling Bee, Anna from Eastview Elementary and Liam from Lawrence School, discuss the inspiration for their business ideas. Greg reiterates the important skills learned through entering the contest.  […]

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