May 22, 2018
Youth Summer Programming? We've Got You Covered!
If you or your volunteers are involved in youth programming this summer, we have a resource for you! E2 (e-squared): Entrepreneurship Experience exposes youth to entrepreneurship, “the transformation of an idea into an opportunity.” (Jeff Timmons, Babson College.) The curriculum (10984h) is packaged as 9 units with index, appendix and supplementary material in the first unit. It can be downloaded and printed or purchased from the KSRE Bookstore under 4-H, Entrepreneurship - https://www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/Category.aspx?id=1&catId=901.
Why is this important? Entrepreneurs who choose to start their small businesses are responsible for 63 percent of net new jobs created in the United States every year.
Nine lessons are formatted for 3rd through 5th grades in a 75-minute format and can also be used as stand-alone lessons. The materials were compiled by Sheryl Carson, Patsy Maddy, Kylie Ludwig and Nancy Daniels with a busy agent or inexperienced volunteer in mind. Each lesson includes lists of materials and snack supplies needed, how to complete the activity, run the 4-H part of the meeting and even how to arrange the room. Talking points on each subject are provided to give guidance to the presenter. Each lesson can be shortened to accommodate limited class time.