These Teens Mean Busine$$ Suite

CEOs of Tomorrow offers five entrepreneurship programs for teens. Each builds entrepreneurial knowledge and abilities, making it possible to transformation an individual into an entrepreneur driven to make the world a better place.

Explore our five hands-on social entrepreneurship programs for teens

These Teens Mean Busine$$ Academy (Virtual)

July 5 – July 28, 2022 (T/Th) 9am-11 am CST | $120 | Scholarship Available
Teens learn foundational business concepts, earn college credits, and make international friends in this youth entrepreneurship program. Over four weeks, similar-sized groups of teens here and abroad virtually connect to explore business principles like management, finance, and marketing. The course concludes with intercultural groups working together to design and pitch presentations that highlight global issues and entrepreneurial ways to address them.

These Teens Mean Busine$$ Incubator

October 1 – December 10, 2022 (Saturdays) | $160 | Scholarships available
During this 10-week youth business incubator program, teens test business ideas to earn revenue and promote positive change in their community. They also learn and practice business development, finance, and marketing concepts. During the culminating Teen Pitch & Launch Event, each aspiring entrepreneur pitches their business to a panel of experts and sells their products and services to real customers.

These Teens Mean Busine$$ Innovation Studio

Spring: Wednesday, Apr 6 – May 25, 2022 | Time: 4:30pm – 5:45pm CST
Summer: Jul 6-Aug 19, 2022 | Time: 5 hours/Week (flexible and paid)
During this entrepreneurship and product design program, teens learn and apply the Design Thinking process to create and sell “businesses-in-boxes,” called imPACTful Creations. These boxes are designed for children ages 8-14 and contain materials and directions for customers (aspiring “kidpreneurs”) to create and launch their own business for social good.

These Teens Mean Busine$$ Summer Internship

June 26 – August 25, 2023 | Paid Experience
Participants must have completed our Academy, Incubator, OR Innovation program. During this summer business internship, teens spend a minimum of 90 hours and a maximum of up to 144 hours working alongside local entrepreneurs and gain invaluable experience. Participants also complete 25 hours of in-class coursework focused on work-readiness skills, including resume writing, job interviewing, email and phone communication, presentation skills, and self-evaluation and reflection.

These Teens Mean Busine$$ Global Excursions

July 11-22, 2023 | $4,500 all-inclusive | Partial scholarships available
Participants must have completed our Academy, Incubator, Innovation Studio, OR Summer Internship program. Students and staff travel to Gaborone, Botswana, where they have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they’ve learned in our other youth entrepreneurship programs. In Gaborone, they lead lessons in social entrepreneurship for  vulnerable adolescents at Stepping Stone International, before collectively developing and launching a small business that brings revenue to the Gaborone youth, families, and villages.

College & Career-Readiness

We inspire higher academic engagement and achievement while nurturing skills necessary for college and career success. By successfully completing our programs, teens can also earn high school and college credit, as well as digital learning badges.

Financial Wellness

Teens in our Innovation Studio and Summer Internship programs complete our official course on financial wellness, learning money management skills that set them up for long-term success. In our other programs, teens engage in conversations around budgeting and open their own savings accounts. They also receive a lesson on mobile banking and keeping their accounts safe and confidential.

Digital Learning Badges

By participating in select programs, students can earn digital learning badges that showcase their skills and demonstrate a commitment to growth and learning. By sharing badges on scholarship applications, resumes, and online, students increase their chances of being noticed by colleges and potential employers.
Social Entrepreneur - Business Creator
Social Entrepreneur - Cultural Immersion
Social Entrepreneur - Design Thinking Practitioner
Social Entrepreneur - 3 TTMB Programs Completed
Social Entrepreneur - 5 TTMB Programs Completed
Employability Skills
Financial Wellness
Madison College - Field Experience
Madison College - Intro to Entrepreneurship
Madison College - Global Entrepreneur

Encourage young entrepreneurs

CEOs of Tomorrow offers five hands-on social entrepreneurship programs for teens. Each builds entrepreneurial knowledge and abilities, making it possible to transformation an individual into an entrepreneur driven to make the world a better place.
Encourage Young Entrepreneurs

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We can offer customized These Teens Mean Busine$$ programming to community organizations and schools looking to launch youth-run businesses within their facilities. Get in touch to learn more.

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