On September 10, the stArTLe storefront opened its doors to students from two area middle schools, Camp Creek Middle School and Sequoyah Middle School. Four school systems (Fulton, Dekalb, Atlanta and Marietta) have incorporated the four-week lesson plan into their annual curriculum. After learning in the classroom, each student spends a day at Junior Achievement’s Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center. Through exposure to real-life adult responsibilities, students learn financial literacy and work-readiness first hand.
While at stArTLe, students learn about entrepreneurship and startups while being introduced to careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Each student is challenged to come up with a business idea and is introduced to concepts such as investment and risk.
The stArTLe storefront is a collaborative effort by the Atlanta CEO Council, Advanced Technology Development Center of Georgia Tech, Coles College of Kennesaw State University, Entrepreneur’s Organization, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Technology Association of Georgia and Atlanta Tech Village.
If you are interested in being a part of StArTLe, sponsorships for the Atlanta CEO Council Holiday Event on December 9 are available. If you have a start up and want to join the “Start-Up Wall”, contact Harriett@atlantaceo.org. For $500, you will get two tickets to the Holiday Event and your logo on the Wall.
Here are a few snapshots from the first week: