Thanks to the support from the Dallas Mavericks and the Seth Curry Foundation, the Venture—Entrepreneurial Expedition course is presented in local middle schools and high schools throughout North Texas. Venture – Entrepreneurial Expedition is designed to teach students to think entrepreneurially about business and life. The course uses case studies, interactive business simulations and personal development activities to teach important basic business skills. Students develop a personalized plan for their individual business, along with a roadmap for academic and career success. The digital learning initiative, powered by global technology leader EVERFI, is being implemented directly in schools throughout North Texas with nearly 2,000 middle school students participating.
To kickoff the program, Dallas Maverick Seth Curry checked in with North Dallas High School, one of the North Texas schools participating in the Venture Entrepreneurial Expedition during the 2019-2020 school year.
Students at North Dallas High School, showed off their new skills they have learned this fall. Members from the Dallas Mavericks, Seth Curry, and EverFi were on hand to discuss the impact of the program on the students and the importance of the skills they are learning in this program to succeed in school as well as prepare for college and career readiness.
The Venture Entrepreneurial Expedition is a program developed by EVERFI to guide students through their personal journey to become an entrepreneur. The digital course is comprised of three modules that cover key concepts around generating business ideas, market research, growing a business, finances, marketing, and creating a business pitch. Thanks to the support from the Dallas Mavericks and the Seth Curry Foundation, the program has expanded for a total of 22 schools and nearly 4,000 students participating in the program by the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
About EVERFI, Inc.
EVERFI is the leading education technology company that provides learners of all ages education for the real world, through innovative and scalable digital learning including topics like Financial Education, Digital Citizenship, STEM Career Readiness, Diversity and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship and Character Education. Founded in 2008, EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription model and has certified over 18 million learners in critical skill areas. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EVERFI investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter founder Evan Williams, The Rise Fund and Rethink Education. The EVERFI Education Network powers more than 4,200 partners in their education initiatives across all 50 states and Canada. Learn more at EVERFI.com.