This program encourages students to think outside the box and get creative. Launch will create young entrepreneurs out of high school students, while involving the community as mentors, with our schools as launching pads.
When we set out to create this new program, we really saw this as an opportunity to bring students and schools, community organizations and business leaders together to promote entrepreneurship and support the talented youth in DeKalb County. We also saw this as a way to help students develop real-world skills that are critical for post-graduation success. Lastly—and perhaps more importantly— we saw a way in which we could assist these students in getting their innovative, extremely marketable business concepts onto paper and to consumers.
Students from DeKalb High School, Lakewood Park High School, Eastside High School and Garrett High School are eligible to enter.
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