You don’t have to simply become a doctor or lawyer or entrepreneur. Business acumen is at the heart of every profession.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) September 22, 2010
Melissa Rose, founder and inventor of Biz in a Boxx™, has created a new program, SciPreneur™, that gets young girls involved in science while marrying these skill sets with entrepreneurship. The program consists of providing an array of raw compounds to participants who then create unique formulas for personal care products. Each ingredient comes with a detailed explanation of the compounds’ properties, use, application and method by which each is mixed. The program continues using Biz in a Boxx™, a patent-pending, youth entrepreneurship product that teaches kids and teens how to start and run their very own business.
Rose wants today’s youth to understand the importance of innovation and creating new products to solve problems. “If you invent a cure for cancer but don’t get it to the masses, is it really a cure?”
An advocate for STEM education, Rose believes there is a misconception about entrepreneurship as a possible career choice. “It isn’t a black and white choice. You don’t have to simply become a doctor or lawyer or entrepreneur. Business acumen is at the heart of every profession,” Rose says. She adds that kids should be encouraged to develop their passions and skills, but they should also learn how those skills intertwine with entrepreneurship.
Science, technology, engineering and math are at the core of 21st Century Skills and Rose believes entrepreneurship should be included in that mix, stating “If we’re working to get these kids interested in these disciplines, then we need to provide them with relevancy. They should experience how their ideas and new skill sets can flourish beyond school walls.”
Biz in a Boxx™ is designed to teach kids, starting at age seven, the practical fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Not weighed down in theories or unattainable tips, Biz in a Boxx™ aims to give kids complete ownership over their ideas while developing them into products and services they can take to the marketplace. Biz in a Boxx™ comes in three versions: CEO Prodigy (ages 7 to 10); CEO Apprentice (ages 11-14); and, the CEO (ages 15 and up.) They retail between $40 to $60.