Schools teach our children all about algebra, geometry, history and divinity, subjects which provide them with skills and knowledge that the majority will likely never use again in their adult lives (although few of us would be willing to admit this to our little ones!).
Although subjects and lesson plans are slowly evolving, it still begs the question… why aren’t things like doing one’s taxes or starting, and maintaining, one’s own business taught in schools? These are, after all, valuable skills that will be sure to come in handy further down the line. SA Teen Entrepreneur wants to change all this.
Educating children and teens about entrepreneurship, regardless of their socioeconomic backgrounds, promises a number of benefits, including the following:
- It teaches them to think creatively and solve problems in new, more sustainable ways
- It nurtures talents and skills, as well as encourages individuality
- It creates exciting opportunities for the youth to do something positive with their talents and strengths
- It stimulates the local economy
- It helps to build confidence and self-esteem
The Benefits of Starting Early
It’s recommended that entrepreneurship is taught and encouraged from as early an age as possible. However, having said that, it is NEVER too late to start!
In an effort to inspire ambitious youngsters with big ideas to take the plunge and start the journey as entrepreneurs, SA Teen Entrepreneur began its High School Entrepreneurs’ Society project. Since then, we have got hundreds of schools on board from around the country and have made a difference in the lives of countless determined students. The project offers guidance in the form of mentorship, as well as access to helpful resources and the opportunity to get to know like-minded individuals with similar dreams and talents.
If you are interested in registering your school to become a part of the programme, click here to learn more!