Empowering the Business Spirit
  • www.goinsight.biz : Insight is an international business and education training and development organization, based in Miami, FL. Insight offers expert services in a number of specific areas, including life and career readiness skills, life coaching, microenterprise development, money management, and youth entrepreneur camps.
  • Youngbiz.com : This website focuses on youth investing in the stock market with a small section on youth entrepreneurship. Today it is one of the best sites on the web for youth entrepreneurship. Features include profiles of the top 100 companies by teens, a very complete set of online articles on teens (which they call 'treps) starting businesses. There is a members only section which requires a fee, but the free materials are plentiful and very good.
  • independentmeans.com : Independent Means is helping under-20 women find an income of their own, but it's relevant for everyone! What they have right now are several dozen short articles on all sorts of aspects of getting a business started or preparing yourself for eventual self-employment (not for women only!)
  • empowerment-group.org : Youth entrepreneurship program that informs students about programs that offer specialized training in all the core areas necessary to become entrepreneurs.
  • nfte.com : Teaching Youth to Build Businesses offers testimonies and links to resources to encourage students to become entrepreneurs. Curriculum is also available.
  • www.kauffman.org : The Kauffman Foundation nurtures entrepreneurial curiosity and interest among young people by developing and supporting programs that give them early exposure to the risks, rewards, and critical thinking skills they need to succeed. From the second-grader selling lemonade to the teen who mows your grass, Kauffman Foundation is finding new ways to connect with the next generation of entrepreneurs.
  • www.utextension.ut.edu : Offers excellent curriculum for the young entrepreneur.
  • www.ruraleship.org : Links and articles and materials for adult and youth rural entrepreneurship.
  • Social Entrepreneurship by Business Week: This site was built to foster educational collaboration, awareness, and the exchange of free information. Features include thousands of free news articles, blogs, posts and reference materials from across the Web. It offers numerous resources that allow students and individuals to research Social Entrepreneurship by providing free access to industry experts and their submitted reference materials.
  • Finanacial Management: http://www.hostmerchantservices.com/articles/teen-debt/ - Suggests the pros and cons of students using credit cards.
  1. Center for Financial Education (CFED): Links youth savings to entrepreneurship; REAL (Rural Entrepreneur through Action Planning ) Curriculum; entrepreneur educational program. http://www.cfed.org
  2. U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur Education (USHYEE) Addresses high drop-out rate of Hispanics; introduces entrepreneurship as a career option; also covers scholarships, internships, and youth perspectives. http://ushyee.org
  3. Aspen Institute Youth Entrepreneur Strategy Group: (YESG) Promotes a strategy for entrepreneur education for students; covers policy implications; http://www.aspeninstitute.org
  4. National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE); curriculum, school-based teaching, national competitions; http://www.nfte.com
  5. Kauffman Foundation – Youth Entrepreneur curriculum and Training; supports national entrepreneur week and global entrepreneur week, surveys. http://www.kauffman.org
  6. Insight: Created the first international social entrepreneur networking site; national/international business plan competitions; youth entrepreneur camps; http://www.goinsight.biz

Girls Inc: http://girlsinc.org – Promotes afterschool activities for girls including opportunities in film-making.

Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning -- Curriculum and Training.
Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) kim@cfed.org

ENLACE Youth Entrepreneur Director, Española – ENLACE promotes youth entrepreneurship in northern NM and hosts summer youth entrepreneur camps.
Ron Martinez 505 426 -2294 rmartinez@cesdp.nmhu.edu
Coordinator -- Marcia Brenden 505 426-2272 mbrenden@cesdp.nmhu.edu

Youth Entrepreneur Coordinators for Española Valley High School
Terri Strauss 505 753-7357 mssg@nnmc.edu

Youth Entrepreneur Coordinators at Northern New Mexico College
Paul Romero 505 747-2251 promero@nnmc.edu

Community/Business Contacts:

Greater Española Valley Community Development Corporation – May provide adult mentors for youth and summer internships. 505 753-8950 espanolacdc@zianet.com

Taos High School Youth Entrepreneur Director: Margaret Herman 505 751-8000 margher@taosschools.com

Taos Middle School: Teaches a youth entrepreneur class. David Tysee at davtys@taosschools.org

Chamisa Mesa High School and YAM (Youth Arts Movement): Katie Woodall 505 751-0943 kwoodall@chamisamesa.net ; Principal – Connie Lavalley at clavalley@chamisamesa.net

Taos Charter School – Teaches a youth entrepreneur class. Jeremy Jones at saxman16@mac.com

New Mexico Acequia Youth Organization : Sembrando las Semillas – This organization promotes youth involvement in sustainable agricultural projects and youth leadership.
Miguel Santistevan at miguels@newmexico.com
Northern NM College, Espanola: Entrepreneurship education.
Christopher Madrid 505 770-0040 chrismadrid@taosnet.com

Karlis Vicep – NM Solar Energy Association : Will provide class speakers and youth education on solar energy and green technologies. solar@newmexico.com