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EngenuitySC facilitates a community-wide collaborative focused on developing and implementing strategies to increase K-12 entrepreneurship education throughout Columbia and the Midlands. As a champion for growing Columbia's knowledge economy, EngenuitySC brings together K-12 entrepreneurship organizations and providers to build a rich network and solid platform for collaboration that will prepare today's students for success and eventual leadership in the new global marketplace.
The following activities are included under this initiative:
K-12 Youth Entrepreneurship Round Table
A quarterly series to bring together educators, program providers, and business leaders to share ideas and spark collaboration.
In partnership with YESCarolina, EngenuitySC sponsors summer camps for middle school students to provide an engaging, hands-on learning environment built around the concepts of entrepreneurship.
YESCarolina Midlands Chapter
EngenuitySC is a participant on the newly launched YESCarolina Midlands Chapter in preparing today's students for success and eventual leadership in the new global marketplace.
The overarching goals of the initiative include:
- Creating a mechanism for sharing best practices for K-12 entrepreneurship education
- Creating mechanisms to connect educators and youth to local entrepreneurial resources, businesses, and opportunities
- Raising awareness in the community and among education institutions about the importance and need of youth entrepreneurship education
- Increasing the number of programs promoting entrepreneurship in our schools and after-school programs
The following organizations are participating in the Midlands K-12 Entrepreneurial Education Collaborative:
- Boy Scouts - Indian Waters Council
- Faber Entrepreneurship Center - Moore School of Business
- Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina
- Lexington County
- Midlands Education&Business Alliance (MEBA)
- Personal Pathways
- Richland County
- SC Economics
- SC Department of Education
Interested in getting involved? Email Katherine Hutton with questions and to join the K-12 Roundtable series.