Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert explains the secrets of the “entrepreneurial mindset” that he learned from his Uncle Cleve, outlining eight life lessons that can help anyone achieve success.
Read this Forbes article for more information about the entrepreneurial mindset.
As students begin planning their senior projects during their junior year, we hope that the book’s message will inspire and empower students to challenge themselves! The senior project isn’t just a graduation requirement...it’s an opportunity for all students to achieve something meaningful: to attain personal goals, learn new skills, or solve a problem in their community...and the entrepreneurial mindset described in Who Owns the Ice House provides the perfect roadmap for imagining and achieving great things!
To see some of the amazing things Helix students have accomplished for their senior projects, click here!
Need an idea for your senior project? Want to help someone out, but not sure how? Check out these ideas from the Helix community.
To read more about the senior project and what it involves, check out the senior project web page.
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All incoming Juniors are expected to submit their Summer Assignment by Advisory class on Wed. August 16th. Complete instructions, including examples and all necessary materials, are below.
As you read:
What is it YOU want to achieve?
After you’ve finished the book:
Now that you’ve read about the “entrepreneurial mindset” that’s allowed Uncle Cleve, Clifton, and countless others to reach their goals and achieve success, take some time to reflect on how you can apply this mindset to your own life.
Using Google Drawings, create an “Idea Board,” brainstorming ideas for a senior project. Think about:
Your Idea Board should include:
Let the Ice House be your inspiration - what could you do with the opportunity of your senior project?
Take a look at some of these Sample Idea Boards to get ideas:
How can you use this opportunity to make a difference, or to advance your future goals?
Can't see the Google Form? click here.
Questions about the summer assignment? Please contact:
Join Nate Howard for an 8-session webinar series to reflect on the book, ask questions, and finish your summer assignment in a fun and collaborative way. Can’t attend live? Sign up now and watch later on “replay.”
We have listed links to videos, articles, and blogs to help you better understand the book.
CNN Money: Be a kick butt entrepreneur
Leader to Leader: Entrepreneurial Thinking and Your Resolve
teenbusiness.com: The only website for teen entrepreneurs, investors, and inventors
entrepreneur.com: Teen Entrepreneurs
Fortune Magazine: 18 Under 18: Meet the Young Innovators Who Are Changing the World