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INNOVATE! Entrepreneurship Programs

Education at Work’s INNOVATE! Initiative promotes entrepreneurial programs for Humboldt County students.

Program Coordinator: Karen Brooks  | 707-445-7563 | kbrooks@hcoe.org

Be Your Own Boss

The Be Your Own Boss speaker panel series connects high school students with local business owners who share the lessons they’ve learned as they made the choice to own their business.

Crafting Up Business

Crafting Up Business is a multi-week lesson plan series geared towards fifth through eighth grade students learning about the process of identifying and creating a product to sell profitably. The lessons culminate in a public selling event, like a local craft fair or school-based fair. 

Lemonade Day

Every year, hundreds of local youth participate in this much anticipated annual community event. Youth learn the steps and planning necessary to start a business. Just as importantly, participants learn valuable life skills such as leadership, collaboration, responsibility and teamwork.  

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