By Benjamin Arts and Kunal Puri
At Summit Public School: Tahoma, a class is establishing new entrepreneurs. Here students use their creative skills and learn how to create their own businesses.
Aaron Calvert, the teacher, stated, “I had my background in Business Education, and, at Summit, I had the chance to teach something that I love – Entrepreneurship!”
Entrepreneurship Teacher – Aaron Calvert
The class consists of a variety of immersive activities, including lectures from business professionals, creative problem solving and a step-by-step guide to creating your own enterprise. All of these activities help contribute to students’ further knowledge of business.
Once students have configured their business, they will be able to present their business idea to investors and maybe even start off their enterprise. This competition is run through NFTE, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.
Tahoma sophomore Benjamin Arts, who took the course last year, stated, “I started my own business, a YouTube channel, which has changed my life vastly. Now, almost every day I post a video, and I enjoy making it and I think people enjoy watching it too.” This demonstrates how entrepreneurship changes students’ lives and how it has influenced Arts to work on something different in his life.
Entrepreneurship can change a person’s life. In Arts’ case, he started up a business and is still going with that. He gained knowledge on how to start up a business and will maybe even do it for the rest of his life.
Tahoma senior Ryan Guyton said the hardest aspect of the class is “the creativity part of it. The class pushes us to think of an original idea and come up with something that can change our life!” Entrepreneurship pushes students to think of an original idea that could lead them in the path of being self-employed.
Shark Tank is often used as inspiration during class.
Living in Silicon Valley, the technology capital of the world, everyone needs to succeed, and what better way to do it than by creating your own business? Having your own idea that stands out from the rest can be the thing you need to prosper.
Entrepreneurship is a class accessible to everyone, and, with a dash of hard work, vast imagination and a love for Shark Tank, anyone is able to succeed because of the class community and the supportive teacher.
See below for a video piece about the course: