K-12 entrepreneurship Education

growing the next generation of innovators

thank you to our spotlight sponsor!

LEARNING BY DOING

It’s never too soon to start building the future. The Mill’s K-12 programming shows young people the power and possibilities of entrepreneurship through fun, hands-on, experiential learning.

We’re proud to partner with local experts in youth support and education. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington have been serving our community youth and their families for decades, helping kids have fun, develop skills, and become healthy, well-rounded citizens.

We also partner with MCCSC, RBBCSC, Ivy Tech, and other local leaders in education to ensure our programming aligns with what’s already happening in our community, leverages existing resources, and connects the dots in the pathway from K-12 to secondary ed.

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS CAMP

Young Entrepreneurs Camp shows young people how to take an idea they’re passionate about and turn it into a business venture. They learn critical skills that help them identify their ideal customer, understand the business opportunity, figure out how to make money from their idea, how to market it, and more. The camp runs over six weeks in the summer, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington, and culminates in a big night when the kids present their plans to family, friends, and community leaders. 

To enroll your child, inquire through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington.

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runs June 15 - July 20

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MEETS AT THE MILL ON WEDNESDAYS

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Register through the Boys & Girls Clubs

NURTURE TOMORROW’S LEADERS

Become a sponsor of The Mill’s K-12 enterpreneurial programming! Your support helps us develop programming that taps into the creative spirit and energy of our community’s young people.

HIGH SCHOOL STARTUP INTERNSHIP

For students interested in problem-solving, innovation, and entrepreneurship, The Mill offers hands-on help in an afterschool internship. Two tracts offer the chance to work in teams to either build out a business or tackle a community challenge. Students learn about design thinking, develop an action bias, network with mentors and community leaders, and acquire real-world skills that will benefit them long after the internship ends. 

This intership supports students interested in Innovate WithIN, Incubator EDU, the Maverick Challenge, and other programs and curricula. 

Registration is now closed for the 2022-23 school year.

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RUns 2022-23 School year

Participants must be a junior or a senior for the 2022-23 school year and enrolled at the Academy of Science & Entrepreneurship, Bloomington North, Bloomington South, or Edgewood High School.

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Weekly group sessions & one-on-one mentoring

All programming takes place at The Mill.

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DUAL CREDIT

Earn dual high school and college credits through Ivy Tech!