VentureLab partners with a wide variety of organizations across the country to provide curriculum, professional development, consultations, and more. If you’d like to partner with VentureLab, contact us today!
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation supports projects around the world that promote a just, equitable, and sustainable society. With Mott, VentureLab is expanding youth entrepreneurship learning opportunities for students and educators across the nation with the 50 State Afterschool Network. Examples of this work include: Custom VentureLab curriculum for Nebraska’s Beyond School Bells Afterschool Network and custom professional development for regional Innovation Hubs in Pennsylvania. VentureLab is also connecting programs across states to create a more robust youth entrepreneurship ecosystem!
Girl Scouts is a leadership development organization for girls. VentureLab is Girl Scouts of the USA’s dedicated subject matter expert for their entrepreneurship badges that launched in summer 2020. VentureLab has been a valuable partner in developing the program, thanks to its experience designing curriculum and working with girls and adults. VentureLab brings entrepreneurship to girls through our patch program, direct delivery, training, and more.
The Andy Roddick Foundation is a champion for afterschool and summer learning opportunities for students and their families. It was an honor to deliver the final week of ARF Summer Camp 2019 at Hart Elementary. It was “Wonder Woman Week” at the superhero themed camp! Students connected their inner superhero and entrepreneurial self to save the day by identifying and solving challenges faced by different people at their school. The final pitch day was best summarized by Isaiah, who wrote, “Today I learned to be brave!”
Foundation Communities is a truly inspiring organization that works to remove barriers and provide families with the housing and resources they need to transform their lives. VentureLab trained staff from each of their 13 Learning Centers which provide afterschool and summer learning opportunities for the youth that reside in their housing communities. The amazing staff then implemented 7 full weeks of VentureLab Entrepreneurship Curriculum where students experienced activities that develop the mindsets and skillset that will serve them as they enter a new school year as well as the workforce.
Through the U.S. Mission to UNESCO’s TeachHer initiative, VentureLab has provided training to educators, administrators, and policy makers on how youth entrepreneurship education encourages adolescent girls to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Design, and Math (STEAM) education and careers. Over the past several years, VentureLab has facilitated entrepreneurial learning training for participants from Central America and Latin America.
Jeffrey Davis and Kathy Holland