Igniting the Entrepreneurial Mindset in our Youth!
From Risk to Opportunity
How we view ourselves and the world around us impacts our ability to dream and achieve.
How Does Operation CEO Work?
Students are placed in small teams and are taught how to build and run a business. Teams do research, design solutions, and pitch their business ideas by the 6-week program. After each team pitches their business idea, they open for business and make a real profit!
What do students learn?
Grind + Growth partners with schools, community centers, and youth development organizations to bring entrepreneurship education to underserved and under-resourced learners.
Through creating their business idea, Operation CEO students build the skills needed to plan and launch a startup. Most importantly, students develop an entrepreneurial mindset. They learn to think and act like entrepreneurs, demonstrating initiative and self-reliance, flexibility and adaptability, critical thinking and problem solving, communication and collaboration, creativity and innovation, opportunity recognition, and future orientation. This skill set can lead to success in any career.
- Support social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development through entrepreneurial education
- Reduce risky behaviors during out-of-school hours between 2 pm-6 pm
- Promote physical health
- Provide a safe and supportive environment for children and youth
Operation CEO Curriculum
We offer a differentiated, age-appropriate curriculum separated into lower elementary (grades 1-2), upper elementary (grades 3-5), and middle/high school (grades 6-12). This is a proven curriculum with incredible results! Operation CEO encourages youth to focus on an idea and apply an idea to make it their own. Our flexible curriculum teaches and brings business studies to life through hands-on experimental learning based on real-life scenarios. Participants are guided through four modules: Basics of Business, Developing Your Business Idea; Developing a Financial Plan for your Business; Communication and Public Speaking Skills; and participate in a business pitch competition. Participants are matched with business role models for one-on-one business development and coaching before presenting their final business pitch.
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PITCH DAY VIDEOS
Operation CEO can teach children & youth entrepreneurial education thanks to generous donations. Want to help?
Suppose you would like your students to participate in the Operation CEO program at your school, summer camp, or after-school program. Please fill out our interest form, and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours.