And finally, Sarah Blakely founder of Spanx said, “When we tap into the potential of ALL students and empower them to learn and dream beyond their limitations… the world will be a better, brighter and more innovative place. And it’s our job to give them the tools to get there.”
There was the answer I had been looking for! It is the exact same skillsets used by entrepreneurs that can fill the major gap in the conventional education system! These are the skills our children need, but are not being taught. Learning these skills now at an early age will allow them to face anything and persevere with a smile on their face! Unfortunately, I was not able to identify a fully comprehensive, easily accessible and affordable solution- so I set off to build it myself.
The result has been years of development of an end-to-end entrepreneurial training program based on our 5As framework, geared towards the needs of young adults.
How to leverage what they are already learning in school and supplement this with the necessary skills to ensure they have a head start and can use their ideas to shape a bright future. Suddenly, the program took off. Starting initially with my children and a few of their friends in small group workshops in our living room, more and more of their friends were requesting to join our “entrepreneur club” evenings.
Their parents started asking, ‘what are we teaching them?’- their kids had never been so motivated in school, and started seeing creative solutions to problems that we have been surrounded by all of our lives.
Eventually the word about our program spread so far that we had to re-package the content to be transmitted virtually on line. Today, along with my sister and business partner Sawsan, we are able to share these learnings and embolden any child with the desire to determine their own future.
All of our courses have been customized and structured around the needs of today’s teen. Soon, they will learn to see the world through a brand new lens. They will inherently look for opportunities where others have overlooked. And, more importantly, they will be equipped with the tools and skills needed to turn those visions into reality, no matter what tomorrow brings.
Join us along with your teens, as they discover the limitless opportunities that are made available by Adopting, Applying, Aiming, Acting and Advancing their skills and knowledge that will shape the future of their dreams!