These Teens Mean Busine$$ Innovation Studio

A youth entrepreneurship program for grades 9-12

During this entrepreneurship and product design program, teens learn and apply the Design Thinking process to create “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.
Brainstorm a product idea for this year’s imPACTful Creations kits.
Strengthen critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills.
Improve your confidence and self-responsibility.
Meet new friends and have fun.
Make money when you sell your imPACTful Creations online, right before the holiday season.
Earn one Madison Metropolitan School District high school credit.
Receive a Financial Wellness badge and a Design Thinking Practitioner.

Upcoming session

These Teens Mean Busine$$ Innovation Studio – Spring 2022


Mondays, Apr 4 – May 30, 2022 | Time: 4:30pm – 5:45pm CST
Learn and apply the Design Thinking process as you brainstorm imPACTful Creations product ideas. Meet and learn from other subscription box business owners before you create your own.


Jul 6-Aug 19, 2022 | Time: 5 hours/Week (flexible & paid)
Test your imPACTful Creations kit with 8-14-year-olds, and design fun lessons that teach them how to open their own businesses. Get paid $10/hour, and learn to budget, save, and spend it wisely.

Meet past program participants and buy their imPACTful Creations

Homemade Gummy Candy Business

Homemade Lotion Business

Homemade Cookie Creations Business

Homemade Candle Business

Purchase imPACTful Creations for your young entrepreneur

Do you know an aspiring “kidpreneur” aged 8-14? imPACTful Creations kits include everything they need to create and launch a revenue-generating business for social good!
Encourage Young Entrepreneurs

Bring our youth entrepreneurship programs to your school or organization

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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