BY STEVEN GORDON, LEMONADE DAY NATIONAL PRESIDENT
2020 is the gateway to a fresh decade. It’s also a Leap Year. Not only do we get an extra day to transform the lives of kids, I believe 2020 is going to be astounding. Here is what I predict:
I am already experiencing the beginnings of a great year. Just this Saturday I was asked to participate at the K-12 College Entrepreneurship Connection in New Orleans. I, along with esteemed individuals from school districts and universities, organizations like Future Founders, NIFTE and Venture Lab, and other institutes for entrepreneurship gathered for a giant entrepreneurial innovation session designed to create a social interest group (SIG). The SIG is the brainchild of Dr. Jim Friedman from Miami University’s Farmer School of Business/Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship who will serve in a leadership role as the participants continue the conversation. The goal and objectives for the SIG are not only keeping the K-12/college connection strong but also to build momentum for programs designed to help students in business/entrepreneurship programs in their K-12 classroom continue to create a deeper learning/understanding of entrepreneurship throughout their college experience and eventually with their own business.
I would like to hear your predictions, or even your wish list, for 2020 youth entrepreneurship. Let me hear from you.
I welcome your comments and suggestions at any time. Please email me at steven@LemonadeDay.org.
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