What's Operation CEO?
Operation CEO is a fun 8-week experimental entrepreneurship education program that teaches children & youth ages 8-18 how to start, own and operate their own business. This program serves as an enrichment program, that promotes early training and education to help young people foster an entrepreneurial spirit.
WE GIVE CHILDREN & YOUTH TOOLS FOR SUCCESS!
What will children & youth learn by participating?
Introduction to business
Product creation and new inventions
Financial literacy and budgeting
Creative and critical thinking
Teamwork and collaboration
Leadership skills and public speaking skills
Lateral and higher-order thinking
21st Century Career Skills: product ideation, marketing research, technology
Sparks interests in attending college
Operation CEO prepares youth from fragile communities (low to moderate income) for success in their lives and in the workplace. Our goal is to equip youth with a foundation of values and a vision to pursue their dreams. We are dedicated to changing the mindset of youth, to believe in themselves and their goals. This curriculum is guided to instill entrepreneurial and economic principles to help overcome barriers and to become prosperous.
We offer differentiated, age-appropriate curriculum separated into lower elementary (grades 1-2), upper elementary (grades 3-5), and middle/high school (grades 6-12). This is a proven curriculum with incredible results!
This 8-week program encourages youth to focus on an idea and the application of an idea to make it their own. Our flexible curriculum teaches and brings business studies to life through hands-on experimental learning based on real life scenarios. Participants are guided through four modules: Basics of Business, Developing Your Business Idea; Developing a Financial Plan for your Business; Communication and Public Speaking Skills; and participate in a business pitch competition. Participants are matched with business role models for one-on-one business development and coaching before presenting their final business pitch.
If you would like for your students to participate in the Operation CEO program at your school or after-school program. Please fill out our interest form and we'll get back to you within 48 hours.