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Entrepreneurship education builds college and career readiness, strengthens 21st-century skills, is fun, and is a meaningful way to involve local businesses and community leaders. Learning about entrepreneurship and flexing their entrepreneurial muscles helps students develop grit, a growth mindset, curiosity, courage, and resourcefulness. 

At the Georgia Afterschool Network (GSAN), we believe that all children should understand and experience entrepreneurship. Through the Mott Foundation’s youth entrepreneurship grant to GSAN, all Georgia afterschool and summer learning programs can access K-12 entrepreneurship curriculum/toolkits, micro-grant funding, professional development, state event opportunities for K-12 students, and program coaching/technical assistance.  

Below are resources your organization can use if interested in partnering with GSAN to support/expand youth entrepreneurship after school and during the summer. If you need additional information or support, please contact us. 

Youth Entrepreneurship

Georgia Youth Entrepreneurship & Mentoring Youth in Georgia who are looking to start their own business can utilize business start-up resources or the Teen Business Guide featured on this site. You may also check your local chamber of commerce to learn of youth programs within your own Georgia community.

Venturelab VentureLab is a nonprofit organization that is helping create the next generation of diverse innovators and changemakers through entrepreneurial learning.

Youth Entrepreneurship Institute  Looking for programs and experiential learning opportunities for students in grades K-12? Whether you’re looking for a one-day lesson, a one-week camp curriculum, or a semester-long entrepreneurship class, this resource can help you get started.

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)- NFTE ignites the entrepreneurial mindset with unique learning experiences that empower students to own their futures.

Lemonade Day Lemonade Day’s mission is help prepare youth for life through fun, proactive and experiential programs infused with life skills, character education, and entrepreneurship. The foremost objective is to help today’s youth become the business leaders, social advocates, community volunteers and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow.

Startupsmartup Want to encourage a young entrepreneur?  Visit this site to choose from eleven different businesses and learn how to start up and get a business running today. Students will learn how to design their own website, how to find customers and how to make real money before you know it!