is the standard for entrepreneurship education in the United States
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The CEO Program teaches Creativity.Leadership.Encouragement
Entrepreneurship education seeks to prepare people, especially youth, to be responsible, enterprising individuals who become entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial thinkers and contribute to economic development and sustainable communities. The CEO program is much more than a textbook course. Rather, students are immersed in real life learning experiences with the opportunity to take risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes.
The CEO class meets from 7:30 to 9 a.m., M-F, and is a year-long, two credit high school course for juniors and seniors. Dual credit is available through Carl Sandburg College.
The CEO class is run by a facilitator, a teacher who challenges each student. Everything that happens in the class is designed to connect with the real world.
Funding comes from business partners, community foundations, and student projects. Funds are managed by the Monmouth-Roseville Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3).
We are looking for thinkers—for people who want to do things rather than just sit and listen to lectures. To apply, students submit an essay and three letters of recommendation.
Throughout the year, the class meets in different local businesses. This helps the students bond in an off-campus environment and gives them a greater appreciation for the Monmouth area's professional opportunities.
CEO mentors help students immerse themselves in real lifelearning experiences with the opportunity to take risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes.