Apply Now for 2023 School Enterprise Challenge: Learn, Grow, Win

Apply Now for 2023 School Enterprise Challenge: Learn, Grow, Win

Applications are open for the School Enterprise Challenge 2023, an entrepreneurial program designed to provide young people with business skills. Participating students launch and run their own sustainable, profitable businesses and reinvest profits into the business or a social cause. This free educational program features step-by-step lesson plans and offers networking opportunities, while participants can compete for 26 prizes, totaling up to $20,000. Schools of all levels worldwide are eligible. Apply by November 23, 2023.

Teach A Man to Fish is calling for applications for the 2023 School Enterprise Challenge, an award-winning educational program designed to equip young people with the skills to start and manage their own sustainable, profitable businesses.

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About the Challenge

Launched in 2011, the School Enterprise Challenge has already enriched the lives of over half a million young people across the globe. The challenge encourages participants to put their profits back into their businesses, contributing to their schools, communities, or a social cause. As a learning platform, it allows students to develop essential life skills and understand the intricacies of running a business.

The challenge is absolutely free, and registered participants have access to educational resources, detailed lesson plans, and a growing global network of schools.
Program Structure

The School Enterprise Challenge is divided into three steps and 14 lessons:Step 1: Business Idea – Lessons 1, 2, 3, and 4
Step 2: Business Plan – Lessons 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9
Step 3: Annual Report – Lessons 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14
Benefits and Prizes

This year’s challenge offers a whopping total of 26 prizes, each ranging from $180 up to $5,000, with a total pool of $20,000!

Beyond the monetary rewards, teams can earn Bronze, Silver, or Gold awards based on their submission quality.

The challenge also provides invaluable experiential learning opportunities. Students gain practical experience in running a real business, thereby developing entrepreneurial skills and key life skills. Teachers, on the other hand, can learn about business dynamics, enliven academic subjects with real-world examples, develop new teaching techniques, and enhance their own CV!

Once a school registers for the challenge, it joins a global network of schools committed to preparing their students for the real world. Registrants can look forward to networking and career development opportunities for teachers, creativity-stimulating mini-competitions for students, certificates for teachers, students and principals, and a chance to win a share of $20,000 in prizes.

The challenge is open to all pre-primary schools, primary schools, secondary schools, and technical/vocational colleges worldwide. Please note that universities are not eligible for this program.
How to Apply

The application process for the School Enterprise Challenge is straightforward and adaptable, with a plethora of resources and support available to kickstart your journey. The program can be tailored to meet the unique needs and interests of your students.

To apply, a teacher must register their school for the challenge. Students are encouraged to let their teachers know about this incredible opportunity, gather a team, and commence their entrepreneurial adventure.

Interested schools can apply here.

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