Young Entrepreneurs who had achieved excellence or self-led innovative projects in their school were invited to Boston and Chicago to explore projects set-up either ‘by’ or ‘for’ young people. With them were their deputy head, creative partnerships leader Rehana Mughal, two artists and an observer.
Each day we explored their entrepreneurial skills, played games to bring them to the foreground, and reflected on each person’s learning style, and their idiosyncratic ways of engaging new people.
Everyone tried new approaches and techniques. The outcomes were that a small group of young entrepreneurs were exposed to some of the most exciting forward thinking successful businesses which engaged people from all backgrounds and cultures.
Tools of reflective practice to change knee jerk responses and open fresh confidence to communicate well resulted in improved vocabulary, better understanding of own process and increased confidence.