Workforce Development

Youth Entrepreneurship Education in America: A Policy Maker’s Guide

October 29, 2008  • Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy Group

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The goal is to help educators and policymakers adopt statewide standards for youth entrepreneurship education, and revise existing education statutes, such as the No Child Left Behind Act, the Higher Education Act, and Workforce Investment Act, to include entrepreneurship skills as a desired competency in educational standards. The guide outlines the extent of the innovation challenge facing America’s youth, especially those from low income communities and explains where and how Entrepreneurship Education can help engage children and teach critical skills. The guide was designed to help policymakers, education leaders and decision makers at the federal, state, and local levels understand youth entrepreneurship education and implement entrepreneurship in schools across the country.