"Life Changing Opportunity"
by Nadine Abram, STEP Program Director at College of Staten Island
I believe Don't Snooze on Clues' Entrepreneurship course benefited our students at the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) at the College of Staten Island, beyond what I could have ever imagined. Students from all socioeconomic backgrounds were taught to think outside the box and the sessions nurtured unconventional talents and skills. On a larger scale, this dynamic experience will, undoubtedly, equip them to actively seek out problem-solving opportunities, empathize with others, think creatively and take risks, accept failure as part of the growth process, and appreciate the correlation between hard work and success. For anyone thinking about this offering this course, I firmly believe it's a life-changing opportunity for our young people!
"Successful Leader and a Powerful Decision Maker"
by Blanca Rajkowski, STEP Program Coordinator at Hofstra University
Whenever I see students grappling with solving the common societal challenges that affect their personal needs, I am always impressed with the type of work our students are generating in the classroom. Particularly with the Life Preparation course offered by Ms. Cairo, where students acquire a voice and an opportunity to make use of business terminology, sales, leadership skills as well as exposure to problem solving techniques that help with conquering real world problems. When I was asked to participate in their final presentation by being a judge in their final Shark Tank presentation, I recognized the research that went into developing their made-up companies, their use of marketing and finance strategies and the connection between personal investment versus their environment. Any student committed to learning from this class will be a successful leader and a powerful decision maker in whatever field they pursue.