In 2022, we exceeded a cumulative 777K students, educators, caregivers and community members impacted by our entrepreneur programs and curriculum.
These kids mean business!! In 2022 we helped 21 kids through our Spark Mentorship Program!
2022 Graduates of the VentureLab Spark Startup Materials & ESTEAM® Mentorship & Materials Program ("Cohort 7").
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2022 Youth Pitches
17-Year-Old Madison's Pitch for Effortlessly You
13-Year-Old Camille's Pitch for Blue Blossom Slimez
12-Year-Old Isabella's Pitch for Inch by Inch
13-Year-Old Joshua's Pitch for Jam by Josh
13-Year-Old Kimora's Pitch for KD’s Kustom Treats
16-year-old Kartik's pitch for his invention, SugarJet, a painless affordable insulin pump
14-year-old Kellee's pitch for her customizable jewelry business, Kellee's Little Things
13-year-old Myiah's Mocha Beans Boutique Pitch
15-Year-Old Isabel's Pet.ly Pitch
14-Year-Old Anjana's RecipEazy Pitch
10-Year-Old Aurora's Slime Science Pitch
10-Year-Old Amani's Rose Bows Pitch
10-Year-Old Aspen's Freestyle Crochet Pitch
13-Year-Old Zephyr's Perfect Dicez Pitch
Empowering students with mindsets for success
Over the past year, we grew our impact with diverse youth entrepreneurs:
of our direct delivery participants are girls or students of color
increase in total reach
increased participation in our
Spark Mentorship Program
Spark Mentorship Program
What Our Entrepreneurial Youth and Educators told us in 2022:
Highlights from 2022
An elementary school class singing the Entrepreneurship Song
An elementary school class sang the Entrepreneurship Song.
Shared by Lisa S., an Entrepreneurship teacher in Nashville, TN. She was teaching our Topics in Entrepreneurship Grades 1-2
Find our original Entrepreneurship Song lyrics here.
"My kid's confidence has increased SO MUCH!"
– Tammy Black, CEO of community based afterschool org in Detroit on scholarship serving 15 youth, 7-15 in an 8-week summer program using VentureLab.
All of the girls in our program were from socioeconomically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds. The girls gave us great feedback about their confidence in going out and starting their businesses. Empowering girls to shape their own futures by providing the skills and resources necessary to pursue entrepreneurship is invaluable and we really appreciate the support from VentureLab!
Thank you SO MUCH for enabling us to create a brighter for the kids in the Fort Worth Stop 6 area. We are forever grateful that, through your gift, we are empowered to positively impact the children, families, and communities that are typically overlooked.
Using it (VentureLab Topics in Entrepreneurship) for 5 weeks now. I downloaded it, opened it up, starting using and it works! The VentureLab resources and they're easy to follow! If I can do it, then so can other teachers! Your activities have meat! Other entrepreneurship programs are more like appetizers. VentureLab offers a full course meal. The students are engaged and they're liking the activities, especially when they get to make things.
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Special thanks to our 2022 sponsors and donors
2022 partners include:
Thank you to our top 2022 individual donors
Patty & Matt Schatz
Jeffery Davis & Kathy Holland
Joy Kelly Emma Cartmell
Dana & Charles Ramos
Ashley & Dave Endler