Thanks to sponsorship from the Lansing Economic Area Partnership
(LEAP) Inc., and area students, the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour
made its way to Lansing last Wednesday.
According to excerpts from the article:
Author and entrepreneur Arel Moodie
spoke to about 450 high school students from 14 Lansing-area high schools as part of the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour's stop in Lansing. The tour then moved on to East Lansing.
"Entrepreneurs solve problems for people in the form of a business," Moodie said.
Moodie, 26, started his first company in college and is now part owner of Extreme Entrepreneurship Education Corp., the New York company that presents the nationwide tour.
LEAP's president and CEO, Denyse Ferguson, hopes broadening the program gets the entrepreneurial gears turning in high school students' minds.
"Expanding our reach to these students enables us to tap into our youth at an even earlier stage of their lives and introduce them to an entrepreneurial mind-set," Ferguson said.
"The kids totally responded to it, they all wanted to talk to Arel (Moodie) and hear more. I think part of the lesson is to get them that young. College is great, but if you can start with some of those freshman, it's fantastic."
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