Youth Entrepreneurship Clinic facilitator workshop March 17-19

Youth Entreprenuership Clinics are designed for high school-aged youth interested in learning entrepreneurial and tech skills.

Youth Entrepreneurship Clinic facilitator workshop March 17-19

06 Mar 2020    

March 3, 2020 By Surin Kim - Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design

The Youth Entrepreneurship Clinics team, from Nebraska Extension and College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, is providing an experiential workshop for youth entrepreneurship programming to Extension educators and teachers on March 17-19, 2020.

The workshop is designed for educators who wish to teach entrepreneurship and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) to high school aged youth, using real-world business challenges.

This workshop will help educators design and understand the best ways to run the Youth Entrepreneurship Clinics program in their specific educational setting. Youth Entrepreneurship Clinics are designed for high school-aged youth interested in learning entrepreneurial and tech skills. The program was designed by a group of College of Education and Human Sciences faculty and Extension specialists to serve educators around Nebraska and the region. The program development is sponsored by the University of Nebraska Rural Futures Institute and United States Department of Agriculture for rural economic vitality, so there is a focus on rural and non-urban youth to create strong community connections.

The workshop will provide the curriculum, facilitation tips, case studies, and hands-on practices. The workshop is intended for educators who are interested in facilitating the program in their classrooms or other educational settings. Educators who serve youth in rural/non-urban settings and underrepresented youth are encouraged to participate. Workshop attendees are asked to explore an opportunity to facilitate the program for a cohort for at least four students within the next two years. 

The three-day workshop will take place March 17 – 19, 2020. Sessions will take place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on March 17-18, with a consultation session scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on March 19. All sessions will take place at the Nebraska Union in Lincoln.

Cost depends on participant affiliation. The cost for a general public participant is $1,200, participants from non-profits and educational institutions is $300, and the cost is waived for Nebraska Extension faculty and staff. A limited amount of fellowships to cover the workshop and travel costs are available for those who serve the underserved and rural youth. 

The cost and registration for the workshop includes:

  • 3-day training workshop opportunity 
  • 1:1 consultation p
  • Training materials 
  • Breakfast, refreshment, and lunch during the workshop 
  • Follow-up Q&A webinars 
  • On-going support 

Participants are asked to express interest and register by Friday, March 6.

To register, visit

To find out more about the program, visit

 Please contact or for any further information and fellowship opportunities.

 This project was supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Grant number 2018-68006-27645 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Innovation for Rural Entrepreneurs and Communities, A1661, and Rural Futures Institute.

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