The Young Entrepreneurs Club is a 10 session after-school course for students aged 12-18.
The club is aimed at nurturing ambition and growing crucial entrepreneurial skills needed for starting and running a business. Using ‘The Apprentice‘ style activities and ‘Dragons Den‘ style pitch presentations to real local business owners, students can expect an exciting and inspiring course that is also realistic and intellectually stimulating.
It all starts with a handshake: Students who attend the club shake hands when entering and leaving the room as the very first lesson in entrepreneurship; professionalism. Students get to work in business teams, as sole traders, and in business partnerships throughout the course to get a flavour of different working styles. They are challenged to make and sell their own products, innovate new services, and even develop their own mini-village to understand the importance that entrepreneurs have in any economy.
Levelling Up: But that’s not all!
The young entrepreneurs who attend the club can expect weekly updates on their personal digital Achievement Boards, where they can gain badges for harnessing up to 30 different entrepreneurial skills. They may also be given secret missions, and be awarded prestigious achievements for going over and above the call of duty. Students can gain certification for winning in the various tasks throughout the course, all of which can be used on their CVs and UCAS forms.
The Young Entrepreneurs Club founder, Betty Adamou, personally facilitates all club sessions. As such, to get the Young Entrepreneurs Club started in your own school, Betty can visit you and your team for 30 minutes to showcase the club curriculum and provide a short presentation.
To find out more about the club and book in your 30 minute meeting, just fill out the short form below.
Founded and hosted by Betty Adamou, the Young Entrepreneurs Club benefits from being designed and facilitated by an award-winning entrepreneur and innovator. The young entrepreneurs who attend the club are given on-hand guidance from Betty, as a pioneering business owner she has extensive experience in knowing what it’s like to start and run a business.
With well designed activities, this gamified after-school course is fun and engaging for students, but crucially offers down-to-earth and realistic teachings about what students can expect in starting and running a business.
The entrepreneurial lifestyle is not for the faint-hearted, and students learn the graft that goes on behind-the-scenes of a successful business and the seemingly ‘over-night’ success they often see today.
Students learn about the wealth of opportunities and experiences that can be available to them through learning resourcefulness, resilience and problem-solving in a fun, creatively and intellectually stimulating environment.
“A wonderful opportunity for students to work collaboratively, develop their confidence and self-esteem as well as learning about what makes a good entrepreneur. Students were challenged to think independently and develop their ideas ready to present to the rest of the club, and the local entrepreneurs who came in for the ‘dragon’s den’ style pitch presentation day.
All students enjoyed the experience particularly the cake sale leading to immediate profit for all the young entrepreneurs, and the opportunity to present in front of real business owners and gain feedback. A fun series of after school sessions that compliments the Business/Economics school curriculum and challenges the students to come up with creative ideas and develop them as risk takers and young entrepreneurs”.
– Mrs Maroulla Richardson, Kingsmead School. Responsible for commissioning the Young Entrepremeurs Club with Year 9 students at Kingsmead school. Leads the programme designed to raise educational standards, to motivate and ensure our most able students fully utilise the opportunities open to them.
Our Pilot course at Kingsmead School (our founder’s old secondary school) was a big success with their Year 9 students!
The schools’ club advocate (Mrs M. Richardson) agreed that more that 50% of the students in the club:
- Showed improved time-management skills
- Showed higher levels than normal of resourcefulness
- Showed more initiative and forward-thinking
- Surprised her in their abilities overall
- Developed more confidence overall
- Developed more confidence in problem-solving
But what did the students think? We asked the young entrepreneurs what their top 3 moments were during the course, and the highest top 3 moments were:
- designing their cakes (which was done partially based on their own market research),
- the day of the cake bake sale (of which students were split into two business teams and were swamped with customers!)
- Meeting/pitching to the 3 ‘dragons’ who were local entrepreneurs.
All students said they would recommend the club to other students which was great to see, and used words like fun, interesting, inspiring, challenging, realistic, and enjoyable to describe the course.
What’s more, when the students were split into two teams to make and sell cakes, each team made over £112 in revenue in under 15 minutes! They were delighted at the revenue they made and being able to take a small wage packet back home for all their hard work!
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