We always ask kids, “what would you like to be when you grow up?!” 💭
Kids choose jobs that they know – things they’ve seen or learned about.
Schools only teach jobs that are easy to identify – doctor, chef, firefighter etc … 👨⚕️👩🍳👨🚒 Most of which are traditional employee style jobs.
Now, while there’s nothing wrong with being an employee, here are some BIG questions:
Are kids given opportunities to explore a range of careers, other than just employee style jobs?
If they decide they want to work for themselves or own a biz one day, are they encouraged and taught skills to help them become successful?!
Are schools 🏫 doing enough to prepare kids for jobs that aren’t part of the 9-5? The skillset, mindset and work ethic looks different between an employee and an entrepreneur.
I’m a primary/junior teacher 👩🏻🏫 in public education. I’ve asked my kids: What is an entrepreneur? What do businesses do? Why do we have businesses?
I know that this is not part of the curriculum or taught in schools. Most kids have never heard the word “entrepreneur” before. There’s also a big misconception that businesses only exist to sell things that people don’t need, so that they can earn lots of money. When in reality, many business owners are passionate about solving problems to help others live a better and more fulfilling life. I see the gaps in our education system, which is why I created this course! 💛
My goal is to provide an opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship. So that the next time someone asks: “What would you like to be when you grow up?!” Kids will know that they have options – that they’ve further developed their mindset and skillset to be successful, in any career path of their choice!
Who knows what kinds of businesses could exist in the future, if more kids were encouraged to create, invent and solve problems that they’re passionate about!