Some of the other ideas for new businesses at the Camp E3 that I wrote about yesterday were: Green House, a green house design center; The Heart, a movie, dance and laser tag club; Vibe, a coffee shop and dance club; and Crossroads Cultural Center, an international educational center. Some very creative ideas that these young people put together in only two days!
This fall we, as a county, are starting our first entrepreneurship course with five of the seven county high schools sending students to the course. The course originated as a community-altering idea of Joe Fatheree, Illinois Teacher of the Year in 2007. He and a group of local entrepreneurs raised over $150,000 in funds from local businesses and have the program funded for the next three years. Twenty-four students will take the hour and a half classes five days per week for the entire school year.