Educator Resources

Entrepreneurship Best Practice Models for K-12

The following organizations and programs represent a few local and national best practice models that have successfully integrated entrepreneurship and innovation into school systems through curriculum crosswalks and/or after-school activities. Our team representatives will gladly discuss options and potentially leverage funds to bring these and other innovative K-12 entrepreneurial projects to interested teachers and schools.

4H

Youth development branch of the land grant university system (Michigan State University in Michigan.) Offers non-formal research based education through club based programming including instruction and support to youth interested in entrepreneurship.

Business Professionals of America (BPA)

CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. BPA has more than 51,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. BPA is a “co-curricular” organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering curriculum based on national standards.

Generation E

Generation E offers a full menu of certification options: middle school, high school (two curricula), after school, Career and Technology Centers, and Alternative Education settings. All curricula can be offered as complete courses or “drop in” units into an existing curriculum. Michigan based. Lessons are cross walked with state education standards.

Junior Achievement

A global organization, Junior Achievement’s volunteer-delivered, K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and experiential learning. Thoroughly evaluated with demonstrable positive impacts on youth in areas such as Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Recognition of the benefits of continued education, and Leadership.

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.

RU Ready 4 BIZness

RU Ready 4 BIZness is a hands-on, step-by-step guide for disabled and non-disabled students to learn entrepreneurship. RU Ready 4 BIZness curriculum can be used in general education, special education or inclusionary classrooms. Michigan based.