Offered at eight local high schools (The Howard School, Brainerd High School, Tyner Academy, East Ridge High School, Red Bank High School, Central High School, STEM School, and CGLA) LAUNCH's High School Entrepreneurship Program seeks to engage interested and motivated students with a simulated entrepreneurship experience that provides real-world lessons they'll need to successfully start their own business.
Over the course of a semester, this program immerses students in business fundamentals like market opportunities, innovation, viability, feasibility, and business plan development. Working in teams, and mentored by business leaders, the students pitch their business plans at the end of each semester as part of a regional competition.
The winning teams receives prize packages that can be used for further developing their business or put towards their education. At the end of the semester, all students have had the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship in a way that prepares them for the real thing. These young entrepreneurs are incredibly inspiring!