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Make the Connection: Young Entrepreneurs and the Community Entrepreneurship Education FORUM Columbus, Ohio November 15, 2010.

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1 Make the Connection: Young Entrepreneurs and the Community Entrepreneurship Education FORUM Columbus, Ohio November 15, 2010

2 Make the Connection – Young Entrepreneurs and the Community Diane Vigna, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Extension Specialist University of NebraskaLincoln Department of Textiles, Clothing & Design ESI Content Specialist and Editor Community Connections Content Specialist and Developer Nancy Eberle Special Projects Consultant University of NebraskaLincoln Extension ESI Program Consultant Community Connections Author and Developer

3 Nebraska Community Foundation RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship Heartland Center for Leadership Development Center for Rural Affairs Congressional Office of the Honorable Tom Osborne UnL Extension 4-H Youth Development UNL Department of Agricultural Economics College of Agriculture and Natural Resources UNL Department of Textiles, Clothing & Design College of Education and Human Sciences Southeast Community College Central Community College McCook Community College Jim & Penny Krieger Family Foundation ESI Partners

4 EntrepreneurShip Investigation (ESI)

5 ESI Website

6 ESI & Community Connections Goals Youth will think like an entrepreneur at a very young age. Youth will want to remain in their local community.

7 Extension Connection Extension has a statewide presence – supportive infrastructure Local source for 4-H curricula including ESI Extension educators and volunteers can serve as classroom resources What Makes the ESI curriculum Unique?

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9 School Connection Each chapter is linked with School Standards. Experiential Model – activity based learning User Friendly Short planning and preparation time Middle School Reading Level High School – career education What Makes the ESI curriculum Unique?

10 4-H Connection Youth and adults have historically been involved in 4-H programming 4-H curricula are accessible to all youth no matter where they live or go to school Variety of delivery modes Camps School Enrichment Community Programs After School Time tested Experiential Learning Model What Makes the ESI curriculum Unique?

11 Experiential Learning Model

12 4-H programming targets life skills

13 Community Involvement Based on research Crucial for success Input from experts RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship UNL Rural Initiative UNL Agricultural Economics Dept. UNL Extension Community Resource Development Action Team What Makes this curriculum Unique?

14 Community Support is Essential To make Entrepreneurship work for youth

15 Eight Focused Listening Sessions Adult Entrepreneurship Educators Financial Economic Development Youth Entrepreneurship Educators Leadership The Big Picture Community Leaders Young Entrepreneurs

16 Teach the community about working with youth Make it accessible to anyone Marketing Community Assessment including History Diverse Delivery Modes/Technology Intergenerational – Family Support Socio-psychological/Attitude Change Models, Case Studies and Templates Outside Resources and Partners What we heard …Top 10 things a Community Resource Guide should provide:

17 #1 Thing a program to help communities support youth entrepreneurs should offer: Mentors, Mavens & Coaches

18 What is Community Connections? Website Curriculum to help youth and adults work together to create a better community through new enterprises in the community Resources offering connections to service providers, resources, books, websites and much more.

19 Community Connections

20 Thayer County Community Connections

21 Community Connections Available Online

22 Wrap Up – Make a Plan Can you see the possibilities? What will you do with ESI and Community Connections?

23 Contacts Dr. Diane Vigna Associate Professor and Extension Specialist University of NebraskaLincoln Department of Textiles, Clothing & Design Mrs. Nancy Eberle University of NebraskaLincoln Extension Make the Connection – Young Entrepreneurs and the Community


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