Help us support high school entrepreneurs

October 30, 2018  |  LAUNCH  |  Engage

Not only does LAUNCH CHA serve adults in helping them start their own business, but we also work with high school students. Through the High School Entrepreneurship Program students are supported and empowered with entrepreneurship education and a simulated startup experience. 

In each of the schools where LAUNCH CHA serves, students work in small groups to conceive of a business idea, create a simple business plan, and when appropriate a prototype. Through this program, students gain knowledge as well as skills in leadership, public speaking, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Since the start of the High School Entrepreneurship program:

572

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE BEEN EQUIPPED

 

8

AREA HIGH SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN SERVED

 

159

BUSINESS PLANS HAVE BEEN PITCHED 

 

After working this semester with LAUNCH CHA facilitators and business mentors, teams from Tyner Academy, East Ridge High School and Central High School will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges this December. The winning teams were awarded a prize package of technology to help further their education, as well as a small cash prize. 

We’re looking to you, the Chattanooga community, to help raise money for the computers awarded to the winning teams.

If you are in a position to donate, please visit our GoFundMe profile here, and check back often to see our progress. 

Whether or not you are able to contribute, please as join us for the pitch competition on December 2nd at 4:00pm at the Granfalloon and cheer these young entrepreneurs on. For more details on the event, head on over to Facebook.