The Youth Startup workshops feature hands-on activities that inspire curiosity, creativity and collaboration while teaching students to think entrepreneurially, identify and anticipate diverse societal needs, and create products and services that fill those needs.
9-12 & 12-15
9-12 & 12-15
WHAT SKILLS WILL WE DEVELOP?
Being creative means being bold and imaginative and not limiting your thinking to what’s already been done. These workshops will also develop teamwork, idea generation and opportunity analysis skills.
Students will learn the importance of gathering information about the potential user of their ideas by learning about market research and customer validation. In order to develop effective solutions, entrepreneurs need to put the user first and seek out feedback in order to design valid solutions. Hence students will also learn all about prototyping.
Learning all about business models will lead to skills which are needed to rally people around an idea! Students will have the opportunity to try public speaking and pitch their ideas to potential investors and parents in a final show of entrepreneurial skills!
Learning to have the mindset and skillset of an entrepreneur will be invaluable throughout your students’ education and career, particularly as career opportunities change and STEM fields grow at a rapid pace. The curriculum features hands-on activities that inspire curiosity, creativity, and collaboration, while teaching students how to think entrepreneurially, identify and anticipate diverse societal needs, and create products and services that fill those needs.
The sessions introduce students to the fundamentals of the entrepreneurial mindset and skillset and how the entrepreneurial process can bring new creations or solutions to life.
Students will learn to embrace and reimagine failure as a learning process and become more confident and creative problem-solvers. They will learn new ways for effective brainstorming and how to apply design-thinking. They will conduct market research, and practice pitching, presenting and public-speaking.
What our STUDENTS say AFTER THE COURSE
“I have always dreamed of setting up my own business, just like my Dad has. I didn’t know to start. Now I run a local recycling unit in my Dad’s spare garage for old gardening tools, which I refurbish, fix and sell off on eBay. I would have never done this without Youth Startup!”Jason, Youth Startup, USA
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE TUTOR:STUDENT RATIO?
DO I NEED TO BRING ANY EQUIPMENT?
Students should bring their own headphones or earphones. Smartphones can be used to take photos or videos that they can use as content for projects, to test games and apps and if they want us to load a game they have created onto their device.
Students should bring their own snacks or lunch, if and when necessary.
We provide laptops for the Junior Coder, Minecraft Adventures and Arduino courses. However all other classes require a BYOD (bring your own device). This will make it easier for students to install the programs they need to continue working independently at home after the course has finished.
If a student requires a laptop for a class for which we normally do not provide a laptop, please make sure this is clearly stated in the registration form.
Other specialist equipment is normally provided although we may recommend that a student invest in their own devices or tech equipment if they should wish to continue developing their projects after the course has finished. More information is available upon request.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
At present we accept bank transfer payments. Please use the the bank account details which are specified in the Contract form.
WHO ARE THE TUTORS?
Our tutors come from vary different professional backgrounds and are of mixed nationalities. They do not all possess a strong background in education and this is intentional as we do not wish our tutors to teach, but to mentor and guide our students. All our tutors have undergone training with our UK and US based Partners in the curriculum of the courses they lead as well as in-house FUTURA mission and values training for tutors.
All our tutors are obliged to work according to the rules of the Student Safety Policy.
WHAT IF MY CHILD PERSISTENTLY BEHAVES IN A DISRUPTIVE MANNER DURING THE SESSIONS?
We aim to ensure that each student fully benefits from the courses and therefore we encourage creativity and a fun, friendly environment. However we cannot accept disruptive or dangerous behave which hinders progress of the course or poses a problem to other, fellow students.
Therefore our tutors have been instructed to let any disruptive student know that their behaviour is not acceptable and if it persists, the board of founders of FUTURA may decide to suspend or expel such a student from the programme.
HOW CAN I BE SURE MY CHILD LEAVES THE COURSE WITH AN AUTHORISED PERSON?
Parents will be required to indicate in the registration form who is authorised to pick up the child / children at the end of each course session. We kindly request that children be picked up punctually however in an emergency situation where that is not possible, the tutor will remain an extra 15 minutes after the session with any child / children who have not been picked up.
If a parent is delayed in picking up their child more than three times, this child can be expelled from the course without the possibility of claiming a refund. The safety and welfare of our students is a top priority and we expect parents to help ensure that this is kept at the highest possible standard.
The person who has been authorised to pick up the child after the session will need to show an ID card for verification purposes.
FUTURA Innovative Education does not take responsibility for children who have not been picked up at the scheduled time.
CAN I SEE WHAT MY KIDS ARE DOING DURING THE COURSES?
Parents will be invited to special events which are scheduled for some of the courses. Parents are also invited to talk to the tutors at the end of each session.
WHAT IS YOUR REFUNDS AND CANCELLATION POLICY?
Please consult our Contract for further details.