Guest post from Claire Young, TeenBiz. This content was originally posted on MyDaughter.
An entrepreneurial mind-set has been proven to deliver an improvement in academic performance, confidence and all round aspiration. I believe that enterprise can be taught across all subjects and is not just restricted to the business studies classroom. An enterprising mind-set is about students gaining critical skills needed for the workplace and ultimately helping them gain their first step on the ladder. Students need to leave school with qualifications and also the skills to make things happen – without those skills, their qualifications are not enough.
I am launching the UK’s first start up scheme for teenagers called TeenBiz to provide young entrepreneurs the potential pathway to starting a business. In order for enterprise to have some longevity there needs to be a sustainable programme and TeenBiz aims to provide this. www.teenbiz.org.uk launched 1st November.
Claire Young – Entrepreneur, writer, media personality, passion for enterprise! Founder of TeenBiz UK’S first start up scheme for under18s, Founder School Speakers and Director Girls Out Loud. www.schoolspeakers.co.uk, www.girlsoutloud.org.uk, www.teenbiz.org.uk