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The Pitch Challenge

Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge is a simple set of activities that help kids learn creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, and presentation skills. Pitch Challenge teaches kids critical workforce readiness skills and helps develop a mindset for 21st century careers whether or not they become an entrepreneur.
Facilitate a Pitch Challenge
It is a program for kids in grades K-12 to connect their passion with the solution to a problem, develop a pitch for their solution, and perform the pitch either live or on video.

The Pitch Challenge Toolkit includes everything you need to launch your own challenge or participate in a local challenge. It is easy for you to implement and fun for your kids! Young Entrepreneur Institute offers web based facilitator training to make the Pitch Challenge engaging and relevant for all the kids you serve.

What is a Pitch?

A pitch succinctly and enthusiastically explains your idea. It should spark interest, be brief, persuasive and memorable. Takeaways are the uniqueness and/or advantages of your idea. See examples of winning pitches.
Facilitate a Pitch Challenge

You can facilitate the Pitch Challenge!

Anyone can facilitate the pitch challenge. You do not need to have any experience or an entrepreneurial background! Our Toolkit includes fun activities and explains how to facilitate and launch your pitch challenge.

Everything you need is in the Pitch Challenge Toolkit

Our 30-page Toolkit provides easy instructions to implement the Challenge in five engaging lessons with your kids.
National Pitch Challenge Problem Identification
National Pitch Challenge Business Opportunity
National Pitch Challenge Pitch Content Structure
National Pitch Challenge Pitch Practice
National Pitch Challenge Coaching & Filming
The Toolkit includes four interactive worksheets and videos that will guide you through the lessons.
National Pitch Challenge Business Opportunity
National Pitch Challenge Pitch Content Structure
National Pitch Challenge Pitch Practice
The Toolkit also includes everything your organization needs to launch a Pitch Challenge.

Great Impact on Kids and Community

  • Introduces kids to the Entrepreneurial mindset for 21st Century careers
  • Teaches workforce readiness skills
  • Instills important life skills in a fun way
  • Reinforces academic content
  • Strengthens relationships in the region and network
  • Provides opportunities to engage local business leaders as mentors and judges
Facilitate a Pitch Challenge
Facilitate a Pitch Challenge

Hard and Soft Skills Gained

  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Succinct Expression of Ideas
  • Persuasive Speaking
  • Presentation Skills
  • Self Confidence
  • Critical Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Taking Ownership of One's Life

Past Winners of Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Nicole Canitano at yepitch@us.edu.