September 11, 2018
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2 (E-squared): Entrepreneurship Experience exposes youth to entrepreneurship, “the transformation of an idea into an opportunity.” (Jeff Timmons, Babson College.) The curriculum (4H1098) 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 80 percent of all new jobs created in the United States every year and 63 percent of the net new jobs.
The 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.