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ESTEAM Project Thank You

A Message from EntreEd’s Executive Director, Dr. Gene Coulson To all our grant partners, sub awardees, and friends, First, we have worked for years in Eastern Kentucky with many folks who have become good friends. As we see the devastation created by recent floods, we keep them in our thoughts and hope for a quick […]

AEA Ignites Appalachia’s Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

EntreEd partnered with Appalachian State University and STEM West to facilitate the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA) on App State’s campus in Boone, NC July 9-22, 2022. Nineteen high school students from across the Appalachian region were selected via a competitive application process. They engaged in two weeks of experiential activities that […]

Entrepreneurship & STEM Days at Matewan PK-8

On May 24 and 25, Matewan PK-8 in Mingo County, West Virginia welcomed EntreEd for an entrepreneurship and STEM programming day. About 300 Matewan students participated in the event. Toi Hershman, EntreEd VP of Programming, and Jenny Totten, EntreEd Regional Director, were joined by Mariana Evans and Rebecca Pratt of Southern WV Community and Technical […]

Entrepreneurship Grows at Mount View Middle School

On May 23, Mount View Middle School in McDowell County, West Virginia welcomed EntreEd for an agriculture and entrepreneurship activity that involved about 300 student participants. Jenny Totten, EntreEd Regional Director, and Toi Hershman, EntreEd VP of Programming, were joined by Mariana Evans from Southern WV Community and Technical College. The team worked with students […]

ESTEAM Launch Day at Smokey Mountain Elementary

In early May 2022, EntreEd awarded an ESTEAM Project mini-grant to Smokey Mountain Elementary in Jackson County, North Carolina for their ESTEAM Launch Day. Smokey Mountain Elementary educators, Eric Sink and Scott Miller, shared how the experiences impacted their students. “As the science educator for 4th and 5th grade, I am very pleased with the […]

WV Students Place 3rd in Coalfield Young Entrepreneurs Contest

On May 6th, Matewan PK-8 participated in the Coalfield Young Entrepreneurs Contest. During the event, student teams presented their business ideas to local entrepreneurs. Winners received a monetary prize to continue their businesses. Jennifer Miller, a teacher at Matewan PK-8, received grant funding from EntreEd’s ESTEAM project for her students to create a business. Students […]

ESTEAM Day at BridgeValley CTC

On April 29, about 100 West Virginia middle schoolers attended EntreEd’s ESTEAM Day at BridgeValley Community and Technical College in Charleston, WV. The day was packed with engaging hand-on challenges that connected entrepreneurship and STEAM. The students had a blast. Check out the video below for a closer look at the day!

EntreEd Announces Inaugural Cohort of Master Teachers

EntreEd’s inaugural cohort of eleven Master Teachers has successfully completed their certification. EntreEd’s Master Teacher certification recognizes educators that have completed immersive professional development in the space of entrepreneurship education and committed to integrating entrepreneurship education into their teaching practice. The Master Teacher certification requires educators to: 1) complete a minimum of 16 hours of […]

ESTEAM Pitch Competition Winner Highlight, Patch Works

In December 2021, EntreEd and the Appalachian Regional Commission partnered to bring the ESTEAM Pitch Competition to middle- and high-school students across Appalachia. The pitch competition provided students the opportunity to ignite their entrepreneurial mindset and engage in meaningful entrepreneurship experiences within their local community. Senior student, Emilee Metcalf of Clinton High School in Anderson […]

National Entrepreneurship Week 2022 in K-12 Schools

In 2006, EntreEd and the Kauffman Foundation worked with the 109th Congress to designate the third week of February each year as National Entrepreneurship Week. We are proud that the movement continues today! National Entrepreneurship Week 2022 will take place from February 12-19. Monday, February 14th is Entrepreneurship Education Day. There is a multitude of […]

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