Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs

Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs weaves Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) learning into a hands-on and collaborative yearlong program where students work to create an invention or business venture that solves a community problem. Fourth and fifth graders work collaboratively using exploratory problem-solving skills to identify a community need, develop a business plan and prototype, write a marketing plan, and create an elevator pitch.

Designed specifically for students in the 4th and 5th grade, Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs provides a unique opportunity for engaging STEAM education in communities where there is great need. Our young innovators gain entrepreneurial competencies such as creativity, confidence, time-management, and perseverance while building their STEAM skills.
    
During this program, students will have the opportunity to:

- Build persuasive writing skills to support problem-solving
- Expand creativity through student-centered entrepreneurial art making
- Foster student resilience in a goal-oriented classroom model
- Discuss world challenges while identifying an issue to solve in an entrepreneurial way
- Invent within a LEAP Exploration Lab, designed for hands-on, innovative techniques
- Collaboratively develop prototypes and persuasive descriptions to present their solution

At the culminatiation of the program, students partake in the Entrepreneur’s Fair where they present their inventions and business ventures to industry professionals at Google’s NYC Campus. Representitives from well-known companies listen to student pitches and provide positive and constructive feedback to the growing entrepreneurs. At the close of the event, student entrepreneurs share their experiences through a talkback session and win certificates for “Best Brand,” “Most Innovative,” and “Most Persuasive” business ventures.