The Money Guide For Young Entrepreneurs
An interactive activity guide to help young innovators build their business
The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs was created by Dana Jewel Harris, Executive Director of The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program. Her goal for the past ten years has been to help students learn the value of their STEAM skills before they graduate high school or enter a postsecondary program of study, college, the military, the workforce or start their own business.
The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs engages students in skill-building activities that address socio-economic conditions within their community. By forming Junior Executive Management (JEM) Teams, students engage in applied-learning activities that prepare them for a lifetime of success -- regardless of the STEAM career pathway they choose. In the end, their completed activity worksheets turn into a real business plan!
The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs serves as a great supplemental pre-apprenticeship or internship curriculum for STEAM education and workforce development programs. It’s micro-credentialing system creates long-term, sustainable community service projects and flexible, blended-learning employment opportunities that are ideal for candidates that wish to strengthen their knowledge and skills in: audio engineering, a/v technology, film, digital media, gaming, business management, project management, financial literacy, blockchain technology, entertainment and entrepreneurship.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE STEAM INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS 12
1. EXPLORE YOUR COMMUNITY 16
Identify opportunities for growth, success & sustainability in your community
2. DEFINE YOUR SOLUTION 34
Develop a plan to address a socio-economic condition in your community
3. BUILD YOUR TEAM 40
Assess the pool of resources available to you within your network
4. MAP YOUR VALUE 52
Understand the value of your team’s impact solution
5. MANAGE YOUR ASSETS 64
Understand the value of your time as a resource
6. SHARE YOUR SUCCESS 73
Maximize use of the Community On Demand digital media network
7. PACKAGE YOUR SKILLS 82
Build upon your achievements to create your brand profile
ANSWER KEY 88