School of Young Entrepreneurs
The School of Young Entrepreneurs is a school within Warren-Walker School and has been formed under the auspices of the Warren-Walker Promise Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation. The School of Young Entrepreneurs is designed to provide opportunities to 130 students, 4th through 8th grade, to learn all aspects of business planning, implementation, and delivery of goods, services, and ideas to a number of constituents.
The award-winning programs of Junior Achievement (JA) have been adopted as the core curriculum and forms the basis for prerequisite training of all students. The "JA Pathway" of financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness has become the core ethos of the program.
The School of Young Entrepreneurs is ready to expand the program, as well as the opportunities for the students. It is the goal to expand the program in the following ways:
1. Create and provide opportunities for students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-world retail businesses; for example, local Farmers Markets, Spirit Shops, student stores, and internet sales.
2. Education of additional faculty members for the School of Young Entrepreneurs, as well as professional growth opportunities for existing faculty to improve the interdisciplinary components of entrepreneurship and business into a school's core curriculum.
3. Outreach - The School of Young Entrepreneurs wants to contribute to the greater good by scaling up the program and providing other schools with our model of success. This could also include other schools' students to attend our School of Young Entrepreneurs classes.
4. Inviting guest speakers from the business world to explain their journeys in entrepreneurship.
5. Explore ways to fund and achieve social, cultural, and environmental goals. This would be a blend of for-profit goals while generating a positive "return to society".