Life is too short to be wasted on making someone else’s dream come true. Local sponsors are proving just that by encouraging high school students to build their own doors instead of waiting for knocks.
Louisiana Economic Development (LED) joined forces with Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) and LSU’s Innovation Park to establish a training for local high school students on how to become successful business owners.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge is described as a rigorous eight-month program for students selected from the capital city area.
We’re told that in anticipation of its inception, 26 students have already been enrolled.
Aspiring entrepreneurs will be lectured from LSU staff on how to generate business ideas, write business plans and more.
Enrolled students will also be exposed to testimonial real life experiences from local business executives.
“Louisiana will always need the next generation of business leaders, which is exactly what the Young Entrepreneurs Academy is designed to provide,” LED Secretary Don Pierson said.
“We are thrilled by the quality, quantity and diversity of applications the academy received in its first year,” said Deborah Sternberg, chair of the program’s steering committee. “This program will serve as a strong pipeline for LSU and adds a needed focus within the region on young, aspiring entrepreneurs.”