is the standard for entrepreneurship education in the United States
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The CEO Program teaches Creativity.Leadership.Encouragement
Entrepreneurship education seeks to prepare people, especially youth, to be responsible, enterprising individuals who become entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial thinkers and contribute to economic development and sustainable communities. The CEO program is much more than a textbook course. Rather, students are immersed in real life learning experiences with the opportunity to take risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes.
The CEO class meets 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. and is a year-long, two credit high school course with college dual accreditation through Southwestern Illinois College
A key part of the success enjoyed by the class is rooted in a Facilitator who challenges each individual student and can manage constant change in the classroom.
Funding comes from Business Partners, the Community Foundation and student projects.
The student selection process is a defined process. Students must submit a written request for admission, letters of recommendation and complete an entrepreneurial profile.
The class meets in local businesses and changes locations throughout the year. This helps the students establish a common identity based on their CEO experience and a greater appreciation for our areas professional work environments.
CEO mentors help students immerse themselves in real lifelearning experiences with the opportunity to take risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes.