Instill the entrepreneurial spirit into the next generation of leaders by showing them the fundamentals of owning and operating a business that they conceptualized.
Provide students with the tools and wealth of knowledge necessary to form an actual startup business utilizing their intellectual capital.
We facilitate college and career readiness by bringing young business owners from various industries to engage students through business coaching/mentor ship. Our programs expose students to life skills necessary to excel beyond the classroom.
An individual’s goals and future are refocused when one can see himself reflected in the framework of success. We show this framework by bringing young business owners from various industries to engage students through training and mentorship. Although the pathways to purpose and sustainability may vary, the principles that pave it are the same. Integrity, determination, vision, leadership, teamwork, and communication lay the foundation for every career. The goal of the Lambert Institute For Entrepreneurship is to facilitate college and career readiness by exposing young people to the skills necessary to excel beyond the classroom and the cubicle. Each entrepreneur has a vested interest in the success of the coming generation. This commitment bridges the gap between the ambassadors of today and the leaders of tomorrow.
With a network of nearly 200 entrepreneurs nationwide, our program draws on the expertise of professionals from varying spheres of influence. Every speaker on the tour is under 35 years old and draws on their unique experience to relay the challenges and opportunities faced on the road to success. Our core team includes merchants, tech developers, talent agents, Realtor, lawyers, mental health professionals, project managers, and orators each driven by the collaboration, equity, and effectiveness seeded in innovation. Although the brands are diverse, our goal is the same: To show the next generation that regardless of the adversity they face, they have the ability to choose their own methods to manifest success.
Solving Real World Problems
The new standards we apply are intended to be relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers and which will place them in a position in which they can compete in a global economy. Having a miniature society within a school provides students the real world context within which to make these connections continually throughout the day.
Example: The students are broken into groups, tasked with creating a new product that would fit within a “Sporty Goods Store” (general store), and would ultimately bring that product to life. On the last day of the 8th module, the students that sold the most products would win a prize. We’d partner with a local distribution outlet (or secure funding) to help bring this to fruition. Our hope is to introduce our youth to the field of entrepreneurship while reinforcing teamwork, critical thinking, and hard work.
Shifting The Burden Of Learning From The Teacher To The Student.
Many students see little connection between their school work and the outside world but for our children, connections are visible and valuable. School is no longer a string of disconnected classrooms but a school-wide economy for students to manage. Consequently, their roles change dramatically. No longer are they 8am – 3pm desk jockeys, but rather students are tasked to apply content area learning to real life. They don’t just learn about decimals and percentages, they use them in the bank, marketplace and in running their own businesses as private and social entrepreneurs. They don’t just learn about words and sentence structure, they fashion opinions and submit them for publication in the local newspapers or present their arguments during in class conflict resolution disputes. When these students are presented with authentic problems to solve, they are intrinsically motivated to find answers. Instruction becomes more rigorous and relevant. In traditional schools, success is defined in narrow academic terms; so is failure. We transform schools into institutions of hope by connecting youth to meaningful work and making them feel useful.