Nurturing the Entrepreneurial Mindset

In their article, “Defining and Assessing Entrepreneurial Mindset”,”Dr. Gary Litchstein, PhD. and Dr. Sarah Zapp, PhD. identified the five most commonly mentioned attributes of an entrepreneur. These attributes are: *risk taking, *innovation, *sales/marketing, *perseverance, and *independence/limited structure. How can we nurture middle and high school students to develop these five attributes and inspire them to…

Exploring STEM in the Garden

Typically when someone mentions STEM education, computer coding and robotics are the core of the conversation. However, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education encompasses a vast array of topics.  I have learned, this summer, how little young adults know about the wonders of STEM. On the first day of GENERATION2050 summer camp, many of…

Bringing a Big Idea to Life

Six months ago, I had a big idea to start a summer program for underresourced, underprivileged, urban middle and high school students focused on entrepreneurship, environmental conservation, personal leadership, and community service. I titled it GENERATION2050. Some people were skeptical when I described the program concept to them. Some even wondered out loud if the…

Getting Future Ready

In January 2017, I submitted a proposal to The Children’s Trust in response to their request for proposal for summer youth enrichment summer camp programs for under-resourced youth. I was thrilled a few weeks ago to be notified that the proposal was funded. GENERATION2050 is an innovative program that immerses middle and high school youth…

Built for Adventure

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” ~ Amelia Earhart My grandson, Noah, loves new adventures. One of his recent adventures was a Birthday Party Safari at Zoo Miami for his third birthday. As we walked through the entrance of the zoo, he shouted out “‘venture, ‘venture” and began to run. Fortunately, his parents had a plan…

Initiating KTECH

“SYNCHRONICITY: the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.” In less than six weeks, I will be leaving for Cambodia on a mission trip with a team from Trinity Church Miami.  This year, I am going to stay behind for an additional week with a small team to…

Embracing New Ideas

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt This week, our Cambodia 2016 Mission Team had the pleasure of hosting Pastor Koy Chhim, founder of Cambodian Care Ministries, for three days in Miami, Florida. We had time to discuss our plans to establish a Goat Bank on the…