Interested in meeting other kid entrepreneurs and learning more about going into
business for yourself? The organizations below—seven great youth entrepreneurship
education programs—are excellent places to start. Visit their websites to learn
more about them and to find a group in your area.
DECA is an international association of high school and college students studying marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality and marketing sales and service. http://www.deca.org/
The National 4-H Council has youth programs in science, engineering, technology,
healthy living, citizenship and leadership. http://www.fourhcouncil.edu/
Jump$tart teaches kids about financial literacy—the basics of earning, spending,
saving and investing your money. http://www.jumpstart.org
Micro-Society helps students combine what they learn in their classrooms with
real-life situations. http://www.microsociety.org/
Junior Achievement teaches kids how to succeed in a global economy, which includes
preparing for work, managing money and being an entrepreneur. http://www.ja.org
NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) helps kids from lower income backgrounds by teaching business, academic and life skills
SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) gathers older students into teams to develop
and complete community projects, learning about business and economics as they do.