A new program is hoping to inspire and instill the entrepreneurial mindset in more than 850 seventh grade students. Erie County, the United Way, Erie Public Schools and the Innovation Collaborative announcing the Ice House Pilot Program.
This program’s goal is to change the mindsets of young people in Northwestern Pennsylvania to be much more entrepreneurial and encourage start-up businesses. According to the Erie Schools Assistant Superintendent, Bea Habursky, they would learn “what character traits they would need in order to find a problem and solve a problem. It would go through that step-by-step action. Then, there will be some role models that they actually can see who’s out there that is absolutely doing that type of work.”
The program is made possible thanks to a $47,000 grant from the United Way. The schools are working toward launching the program in the spring. Other schools in the county are also participating in the program.