This is a pretty special message for Elizabeth and I to write. We are
introducing a new business to the world and we couldn’t be more excited about it.
It’s called Youth Entrepreneur School.
This idea was born during the pandemic. We have homeschooled for six years, and just like that, it seemed like everyone was homeschooling. From the moment that happened, we were flooded with questions about how parents thrust into this can do it. But as you may have seen, the word homeschool has a million niches, approaches and ideals.
We wound up getting people who loved our “deschooling, entrepreneurial way” of doing things. Interest-based learning for kids that doesn’t follow the structure of regular school because we want to raise kids who are prepared for the real world, and the real world doesn’t look anything like the structure of school. So why would we prepare them that way?
That being said, we still had more and more people wanting us to help them homeschool in the shape of the school recommendations and rules. It was then that it hit Elizabeth and I that we didn’t necessarily want to be in the “homeschool” space. We want to help parents raise leaders and problem solvers through entrepreneurship, because that world is where we both learned almost all of the real life lessons that helped us succeed in business, family and relationships.
It was there where the pillars of personal accountability, self-directed action, manners equals money, financial freedom and independence, emotional intelligence, goal setting and so much more were brought into my life. Personally, I didn’t learn this in school, or even in my multiple stints as an employee. It was when I entered the world of entrepreneurship and was introduced to the brilliant mentors within this space that my life did a
And in this world where we needed to figure things out, and with mentors guiding us, so many principles and lessons that never entered my mind began flooding in. We need personal responsibility in this world more than ever. In the world of entrepreneurship, that notion is an essential component for success. I would dare to say it’s a cornerstone because without personal responsibility, everything else will not work or will crumble over time. And as we raised our children, we started teaching them, in kid language, the lessons we were learning.
I wondered once again. Why didn’t I learn this when I was younger?
And we heard it from parent after parent. Why aren’t our kids being taught this in school?
We’d wondered that for years. And we’d studied the people like John Taylor Gatto, Robert Kiyosaki and Sir. Ken Robinson enough to know that school was designed to create factory workers who will become obedient employees, not to raise free thinking leaders. So not only do they not teach these things, but they don’t do it on purpose.
So that is how Youth Entrepreneur School was born. This is the time. As a culture, we need this more than ever. We need to teach kids about money. In a world where the average American would have to borrow money to pay an unexpected $500 expense, this is long overdue. We need to show them how to have respect for themselves, and for others. We need to open the doors to the world of business and entrepreneurship, because that is the path to freedom and opportunity.
So what does this look like? Elizabeth and I are now rolling out Youth Entrepreneur School- a place for parents and their children to learn from us and other families like them to guide and teach them all of the things that are not taught in school about this world but should be. We started with a founding group about two months ago, and in that time amazing ideas have been born and connections made. Together, we are going to work to raise kids to become great adults. Young adults that have learned how to build a business, how to be emotionally intelligent, how to solve problems, how to earn, manage, save, invest and give money. All of those pesky life skills like, learning about taxes, sales, how to deal with rejection, how to have an argument where everyone wins. I can go on and on.
Can you tell I’m excited? I hope you are as well.
Together, we’re going to step up and make the future amazing for not only our kids and their future families, but our society as a whole.
Youth Entrepreneur School officially opened its online doors on Tuesday, September 1st and you can sign up now for the lowest price we will ever offer!