In my last Educational Adventure, I wrote about a young man who was able to become an entrepreneur while being homeschooled. How do we as parents foster entrepreneurship within our children?
Bouje Publishing offers a series of books, the Future Business Leaders’ series that might help. This is a set of fiction adventure books that introduces pre-teens to the concepts of business and entrepreneurship. The message crosses all geographic, gender, racial and socioeconomic lines by empowering kids to reach for their dreams while learning real life lessons. The lessons covered in the series can make all the difference in a child’s future: the importance of dreaming big, protecting an idea, fighting doubts, building self-esteem, hiring the right people, finding the right location, listening to customers, branding, knowing the competition, networking, and achieving success.
You can learn more by going to www.boujepublishing.com/series.htm.
Steve Mariotti, the founder of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) has this to say about the series, ” Bouji brilliantly takes a potentially dry subject as entrepreneurship and communicates its basic principles in a fun and entertaining way. As the founder of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and one of the leading experts on youth entrepreneurship education, I know how complicated this subject can be for children. Unlike many financial or business books written for children, this one approaches kids at their level with an engaging story and plenty of mystery & suspense. The author actually gets kids excited about becoming entrepreneurs themselves, and that’s an amazing accomplishment. In addition, it is a wonderful introduction to free-market capitalism. It should be a part of American school curricula and every family’s library, because it sets the basic foundation that every kid needs to build a successful future.”
And remember, fun learning is forever learning.