A few years ago we had the opportunity to meet Eva Baker from Teen Got Cents and we are glad to call her a friend, as well as being card-carrying members of her fan club! She is an exceptional young adult who, through her blog and community activity, educates teens (and adults) on personal finance topics. Most recently, she has been working really hard on the first Teenpreneur Conference.
TEENPRENEUR Conference? Really?
ABSOLUTELY! Two things we are passionate about here at KNS Financial are (1) That younger people be educated about handling money, which includes building wealth (2) The importance of encouraging entrepreneurship as a viable option for anyone!
If you have a teenager who is currently running their own business, or needs to be inspired to do so, this conference is for them! I can not stress how necessary it is for them to be surrounded by like-minded peers to motivate them about their ideas and aspirations.
I Think You Need A Little More Convincing
Check out these statistics shared on the Teenpreneur Conference website:
Since 2012, there has been a general decline in the number of students learning about business and money at school, especially in grades 5-8. – Gallup-HOPE Index
…a tough economy, increasingly competitive college market, expanding networks and shifts in technology – is creating a culture of innovators. Some people call post-millennials Generation Z, but I think a more appropriate moniker would be Generation (I)nnovation. – Harvard Business Review
In 2014, 4 in 10 students (42.1%) in grades 5-12 planned to start their own business. – Gallup-HOPE Index
If your teen is interested in taking their business to the next level, or considering starting their business, this is a wonderful opportunity to see what other teens are doing, thinking, and building.
Check out the website. All the conference information is detailed there! Parents, there are sessions for you too. You and your teen won’t want to miss it!