We take pride in the excellence of our learning programs. CEO boasts of colors that exude success with our well-crafted lessons provided by known industry leaders worldwide, such as Barstool CEO Erika Nardini, NFL Head Coach Hue Jackson, Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark, Billionaire John Catsimatidis, Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, NWAB President Jen Earle, - Just to name a few!
When integrated into the classroom, CEO supports financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills, along with innovation, career development, communication, leadership, common sense knowledge and mental health. Traditional approaches, such as incorporating the topic into a broader economics course, doesn’t give students the chance to engage in real-world experiences where they can foster real-life mastery of the financial skills they need to succeed.
CEO Members are granted online access to CEO Connect, which delivers a world class online learning experience available anytime, anywhere on your smartphone or personal computer. Students are given access to the company’s private crowdfunding page that allows them to acquire investments, donations, grants and start growing their businesses. CEO Connect allows students to interact with other club members within our portal to collaborate.
CEO operates a nonprofit organization that holds numerous competitions and events every year that provide grant money to schools and individual students’ businesses. CEO supports competition, allowing our members to compete in numerous events and conferences that make them apply skills learned in the CEO program and support entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills.
For students to understand how to start with their businesses, they can schedule counseling sessions with the company’s in-house entrepreneurial specialists'. Furthermore, CEO helps students seek investment opportunities, internships, scholarships and other useful resources - we also provide live Q and As with some of our industry experts Check out all of our resources and what we provide high schools in our guide!
We integrate "The CEO Program" as either an after school program, elective offering or school resource. According to a Champlain College national report card on financial literacy, 27 states received a grade of “C” or lower. And while students do learn math in school, the majority of schools are not required to teach finance-related curriculum like the concept of compounding interest, the difference between a ROTH IRA and traditional IRA, what a credit score is or how to complete a tax return - thats where The CEO Program comes in. The business world has changed more in the last 10 years than in the previous 40. You should be learning from those who’ve been there, done that. Experience beats theory every time - knowing how to put theory into practice is what sets people apart. Students will learn how to launch a business – from scratch and without making common mistakes.
We can no longer afford to ignore importance of financial literacy and entrepreneurship education in high schools. After you ensure you have the support of your school’s appropriate leadership group (administration, student activities board, etc.), reach out to us to get the official process rolling.
The CEO Program makes teaching more fun and rewarding and gives students the spirit to excel. Imagine a classroom full of motivated students who are engaged in learning and captivated by the resources you share with them. As standardized testing has become more common in schools, opportunities for students to innovate and collaborate with others have become more scarce. Entrepreneurship education encourages creativity, innovation, and collaboration. By supporting CEO, students don’t just become ready to create their own futures — they become ready to change the world.
"Though it does not always guarantee success, getting a head start on learning new skills or learning them earlier in life, gives people much more time to practice and develop these skills. And most of the time, given that you are fully equipped with resources, persistence really is all that is needed to succeed. This head start is the kind of opportunity that Create Every Opportunity hopes to give high school students all over the world." - NBC News