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Youth interest in entrepreneurship is on the rise. In the U.S., 77% of students in grades 5 – 12 say they want to be their own boss, 45% say they plan to start their own business, and 42% say they will invent something that changes the world, according to the Gallup-HOPE Index.
Know a young entrepreneur? Our #WholeKidsBiz sweepstakes is the first step in determining interest and support needed to help young entrepreneurs and school business programs and will help guide a future pilot grant program.
Every year, Youth Farm engages more than 1,500 youth and employs around 25 teens and five young adults as part of their Farm Stewards Program.
This successful youth business in Minneapolis, MN, started with a fundraiser selling green tomato cakes and now has developed a workforce training program!
With every empowering jar of jelly, the students have a chance to connect with the natural world, usher a food product from farm to table and become budding entrepreneurs.