Jenison Public Schools- Entrepreneurship Program

The Entrepreneurship class at Jenison High School is a groundbreaking and exciting full year class that transforms high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. In partnership with business professionals, mentors and guest speakers from the Jenison/Grandville Chamber of Commerce, SCORE of Grand Rapids, GROW, and the Economic Development Division of Ottawa County, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of investors, and actually launch and run their own real, legal, fully formed companies and social movements.

Student Benefits

¨ Increases student’s self-confidence

¨ Helps students learn to take better control of his or her career

¨ Teaches students how to speak and interact with business professionals

¨ Educates students on how to accept feedback in important areas, such as communications, technical abilities and leadership

¨ Improves student’s interpersonal relationship skills

¨ Provides an important networking contact for students

¨ Helps students better understand business culture

Getting Involved

A variety of opportunities are available, either a one time commitment or throughout the entire school year we need current and former business professionals in our community to begin this new program.

If you have an interest in being part of this program, please fill out the form below and we will keep you updated as details become available. Questions, contact Sandy LeBlanc at 616.531.8890 or sandy@grandjen.com or  Joel Hunt, Jenison HIgh School Business Teacher.  jhunt@jpsonline.org