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The America's Entrepreneurial Schools Initiative is a program designed to recognize K-12 schools that have provided entrepreneurship education to every student, every year. To earn the designation, schools must provide an entrepreneurship experience to every student in a school building in a given year. Schools may earn this designation on their own, or with the support of the EntreEd team via structured professional development and additional support. 


Interested in entrepreneurship education, but unsure where to start? Check out our helpful rubric with methods and concepts that qualify you for the AES Initiative. We believe entrepreneurship benefits not only students interested in starting a business, but also fosters mindsets and skills needed for all students to succeed in the future of work.


Entrepreneurship education isn't about starting a functioning student business or a large-scale project – that's the end goal! It is about a small shift in teaching strategies that promote creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills within students. The ultimate goal is to expose young minds to entrepreneurial education and forge a more entrepreneurial rural America! If, at the end of the day, a group of students now understand and have engaged with entrepreneurship when they hadn't before - that is a success! 




Listen to first hand accounts from our rock star entrepreneurial educators to hear how they have used entrepreneurship in their classrooms through the America's Entrepreneurial Schools initiative.



Bring EntreEd's professional development to your school to learn how to transform your school culture to an entrepreneurial environment. Engage in hands-on, experiential learning to spark your entrepreneurial mindset and transform your teaching strategy. Contact us today for more info!

AES Introduction Video