What is The Spark Program?

The Spark Program is an online curriculum that teaches entrepreneurial skills to young adults with developmental disabilities or unique learning profiles. Our program is geared to individuals, age 15-40, with an interest in learning what it takes to start a business. The program is made up of video lessons, interactive worksheets, and activities.

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Video Lessons
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Worksheets & Activities
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Personal Assessments

 

 

Why entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurs have defined the world that we live in. When you think about it, nothing we have would exist if it weren’t for entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs control their futures by pursuing their dreams and charting their own paths. Individuals with disabilities are twice as likely to be self-employed than the general population and their minds are organized around strengths that Supported Entrepreneurship can help illuminate. We believe that by encouraging individuals to focus on their strengths and interests we can tap into their potential and encourage happier and more productive lives.

 

What do we teach?

Our broad scope of lessons help young adults exploring career opportunities, those who are deciding what type of venture they could start, and individuals who already have a business idea. The Spark Program is dividing into the following 12 sections:

1. Fundamentals of Supported Entrepreneurship
2. Choose Your Business
3. Identify Business Strategy
4. Finding Customers
5. Competitive Advantage
6. Revenue & Pricing
7. Business Etiquette
8. The SPARK Canvas
9. Talk About Your Business
10. Define Your Market

How long is the program?

 
The Spark Program is a flexible curriculum that allows you to take the classes at your own pace. Some ambitious students may want to rush through the lessons as fast as possible, we have built in restrictions to prevent that. Over the course of 8-weeks new content is made available to students to ensure that everyone receives the greatest benefit from the program. The ideal amount of time to work through the courses is 10 to 16 weeks. However, you will have access for the full year and can revisit the lessons at any time.

Interested in being a part of The Spark Program? Apply now!

Still have questions? Send us an email and our team will get back to you shortly: hello@celebrateEDU.org