Michigan’s youth are filled with creative and passionate ideas that could easily become booming business ventures. To help youth understand that these ideas can turn into business plans and future careers, MSU Extension provides a variety of resources to support young entrepreneurs. Using low-risk and fun simulations, youth learn how to cultivate passionate ideas, develop a business plan, operate a business and much more. In addition to customizable youth programs, adults can also receive training on entrepreneurship curricula, resources and programs that they can use with club, school or community groups.

Explore more Youth Entrepreneurship Programs

  • 4-H Careers & Entrepreneurship

    4-H provides youth with hands-on opportunities to explore future careers and entrepreneurship while enhancing their financial literacy and developing important skills for the workforce.

  • 4-H Exploration Days

    This MSU precollege program welcomes youth ages 12-19 to explore their future, try new things and experience college life! During this three-day event, youth will gain confidence and independence through hands-on learning and make friends for a lifetime.

  • 4-H Youth Entrepreneurship

    Youth are filled with creative and passionate ideas that can easily become business ventures. With 4-H, they can learn how to cultivate these ideas, develop a business plan, operate a business and much more.

  • Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities

    A conference about attracting business to your downtown held in a new beautiful, thriving downtown each year with conference sessions held directly in the local businesses that help communities thrive.

  • Youth Business Guide to Success

    A curriculum for youth ages 12-19 that helps them make the most of their 4-H market animal project. Explore and practice production, management and distribution skills while viewing careers in the world of animal science and agribusiness.

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Tools

    Links to other helpful youth entrepreneurship tools.