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Find classroom tips and tricks, interviews with students sharing their entrepreneurial endeavors, + much more!  
February 16, 2024
25 Exciting Women's History Month Project Ideas for Teachers as Classroom Activities

As Women's History Month approaches, we as educators have a unique opportunity to integrate the celebration of women’s contributions to society into our curriculum across various subjects.  Women's History Month serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of recognizing and celebrating the invaluable contributions of women throughout history. By integrating projects that highlight women's […]

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February 16, 2024
50 Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs to Highlight!

Today we are highlighting 50 successful women entrepreneurs and CEOs, as well as 2 resources that can be used as effective classroom tools! These people have made powerful differences in their communities and around the world. Join us in recognizing some of the most inspiring people who have contributed to making the world a better […]

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February 4, 2024
95 Powerful Student Motivation Quotes to Boost Classroom Engagement

Are you ready to motivate and inspire your students to reach new heights? Student motivation has struggled in the last several years, but student motivation is also the key to academic success and personal growth. By infusing positivity and inspiration into their daily lives, students can overcome challenges and achieve their goals with confidence. The […]

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January 29, 2024
75 Unique Ideas for Class Projects - Middle and High School Teachers

Teachers, we have a serious engagement problem in the classroom. A national youth survey found that 54% of high school students feel like school is not relevant to the real world. Have you ever wondered how we can make learning more engaging, practical, and relevant for students? This is where real-world learning class projects come […]

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November 15, 2023
Full Class Project 4 Ways to Make Project Based Learning Easy for 5th-12th Grade Educators

Fighting classroom boredom is an absolute nightmare, and at Mindset & Milestones, we know that project based learning is the answer so we’re going to give you ideas and examples to incorporate into your classroom - regardless of the subject you teach.  I’m Dr. Diondraya Taylor, founder & CEO of Mindset & Milestones, and as […]

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September 27, 2023
A Tie Between Budding Entrepreneurs

With the chance to win up to $1,000, students brought their A-game to this fast-paced new-venture competition! On August 26, 2023, Mindset & Milestones held a virtual pitch competition: a dynamic challenge designed to bring together budding entrepreneurs and social innovators to pitch startup ideas.  To watch the pitch competition, click the video below! Students, […]

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September 27, 2023
3 Budding Entrepreneurs Share Their Innovative Ideas in a Fast-Paced Pitch Competition 

With the chance to win up to $1,000, students brought their A-game to this fast-paced new-venture competition! On August 26, 2023, Mindset & Milestones held a virtual pitch competition: a dynamic challenge designed to bring together budding entrepreneurs and social innovators to pitch startup ideas.  Anai Toledo took home the first-place prize with an idea […]

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May 31, 2023
10 Creative Group Activities for Students to Build Classroom Engagement for Middle & High School

Do you remember when you were in elementary school and every day consisted of playing games, doing arts and crafts, and taking naps?! Yeah, those were the days. While education evolves as students grow older, we believe creativity and game time should remain a priority in the classroom! That is why we have come up […]

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May 23, 2023
3 Steps for Starting an Awesome Entrepreneurship Summer Camp

Are you looking for some new ways to engage your campers that are both educational and fun?! Maybe you’re putting on an entrepreneurship summer camp, or perhaps you just need more interactive project ideas… We have a golden opportunity that gives students exposure to entrepreneurial thinking, problem-solving, and idea development with our flexible curriculum that […]

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May 10, 2023
4 Engaging Entrepreneurship Projects for Your Classroom 

Are you tired of creating new projects for your students? If your students are falling asleep in class or zoning out because they're not able to use classroom skills in ways that are interesting to them, these entrepreneurship projects will help fix that! They are best used as project milestones and capstones to help students […]

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May 1, 2023
The Importance of Teaching Entrepreneurship Curriculum in Your Classroom

Your students crave an education that promotes real-world application. Teaching entrepreneurship is an easy way to do this. Bringing an entrepreneurship curriculum to your classroom doesn’t have to be a challenge. We know it can feel overwhelming to introduce something new into your lesson plans, but we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have […]

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April 18, 2023
Here's 3 Reasons Why Youth Entrepreneurship is Important

Let's talk about youth entrepreneurship and more specifically, why it could make all the difference in your students' learning experience! If you think back to the days when you were in elementary, middle, and high school, what classes stick out the most to you? Everyone’s answer is different, but generally, we remember certain classes over […]

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April 17, 2023
New Ways to Empower Young Women through an Entrepreneurial Education!

You might be wondering why your students would benefit from an entrepreneurial education... Let me share some things you have probably noticed in your classroom that have a direct impact on student achievement, and how a comprehensive entrepreneurship curriculum can help! Ever wonder why women continue to make up only 27% of congress members, 8% […]

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April 11, 2023
4 Ways To Use Shark Tank in the Classroom 

The hit television show, Shark Tank, has captured millions of viewers with its exciting, high-stakes pitches from entrepreneurs seeking investments for their creative innovations. Based on the pitch, wealthy investors, also known as the “sharks,” get to decide if these ideas are worth their money. Beyond just entertainment though, Shark Tank can also be used […]

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April 3, 2023
Fun Ways to Teach Youth Financial Literacy Through Entrepreneurship

Oftentimes, understanding financial management, budgeting, investing, and other financial skills can feel overwhelming and stressful. Let’s be honest, our education system tends to lack a comprehensive financial curriculum, leaving students feeling unprepared for real-life situations. Teaching youth financial literacy is not just about learning how to balance a checkbook or making money, but having a […]

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March 20, 2023
10 Fun Entrepreneur Movies & TV Shows to Watch with Your Students

Most students love a classroom movie day! Here we’ll give you a list of great movies and TV shows that are engaging and educational, especially in the context of teaching entrepreneurship. We’ll explain why these entrepreneur movies and shows are relevant, what they’re rated, and where you can watch them!  This movie list can easily […]

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March 20, 2023
Free Tool: Teach Students How to Make a Business Website for Their Ideas!

Providing students with a way to turn their ideas into tangible projects is an important aspect of the learning process! Being able to make a business website is an awesome classroom tool that allows students a simple, fun, and free way to bring their business ideas to life. Teaching students how to create their own […]

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March 11, 2023
How to Use Google Sites for 21st-Century Teachers (+ 3 Project Ideas)

Oftentimes it can feel challenging to engage students with projects that might not feel relevant to their lives… If you are looking for a creative, useful, and technology-based classroom activity, then this blog post is for you! This Google Sites project entails an exciting activity that your students will not only enjoy learning about but […]

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March 8, 2023
65 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Are Making a Positive Impact on the World!

Today we are highlighting 65 successful entrepreneurs and CEOs, as well as 2 resources that can be used as effective classroom tools! These people have made powerful differences in their communities and around the world. Join us in recognizing some of the most inspiring people who have contributed to making the world a better place!  […]

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February 25, 2023
15 Inspiring Black Female Entrepreneurs to Know!

Mindset & Milestones is committed to entrepreneurship education that supports and encourages innovation in everyone! And we don't just want students to see examples of entrepreneurship in Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos, we also want students to see themselves in Beatrice Dixon, Melissa Butler, and so many other entrepreneurs that get so much less of the much-deserved spotlight. […]

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August 21, 2022
What it Means to Create an Impactful Social Enterprise

With all of the trying things going on around us, it's so vital that we take time to reflect on what's next - even if it's just for a minute. One thing I've been reflecting on lately is the challenge of wanting to do good things in the world while owning a business that can […]

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August 21, 2022
How To Become a Digital Entrepreneur: A Beginner's Guide To Digital Entrepreneurship

A Complete Guide To Starting Your Online Business Out of all the forms of entrepreneurship, nothing comes close to scalability and revenue potential as digital entrepreneurship does. Digital entrepreneurship means getting your business online to reach more customers, effectively helping your business scale with more than one market of revenue. If you’re a beginner looking […]

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August 21, 2022
4 Ways to Boost Your Entrepreneurial Mindset

When it comes to solving problems, the process usually involves an entrepreneurial mindset to come up with valuable and effective solutions. Having an entrepreneurial mindset allows anyone to look at problems as approachable and solvable challenges. It’s a perspective that allows you to exercise more agency over your life. Instead of feeling hopeless when faced […]

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August 21, 2022
What is Intrapreneurship? How to Use Entrepreneurship to Thrive in Your Career!

Now, more than ever, companies are hiring entrepreneurs to lead the design and creation of their new products. Inventions like the sticky note and the Super Soaker, both came from individuals using their company position to come up with innovative new ideas. And other companies have taken notice! Large companies like Microsoft and Meta routinely […]

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August 21, 2022
M&M Ambassadors: Michelle & Sanya!

Meet 2 of our terrific Mindset & Milestones Ambassadors, Michelle (left) and Sanya (right)! Michelle is a rising high school senior from New York City and Sanya is a rising high school junior from Cupertino, California. Read on to learn more about their hobbies, recent passions, and overall experiences with the program!

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August 21, 2022
M&M Ambassadors: Siima & Sandra!

Meet 2 of our fantastic Mindset & Milestones Ambassadors, Siima (right) and Sandra (left)! Sandra is a rising high school sophomore from Flushing, New York and Siima is a rising high school senior from Leesburg, Virginia. Read on to learn more about their passions, recent pursuits, and experiences with the program so far!

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August 21, 2022
M&M Ambassadors: Vy & Pauline!

Meet 2 of our amazing Mindset & Milestones Ambassadors, Vy (left) and Pauline (right)! Vy is a rising high school junior from Tacoma, Washington and Pauline is a rising high school junior from Portland, Oregon. Read on to learn more about their hobbies, recent interests, and progress during the program so far!

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August 21, 2022
M&M Awesome Student Ambassadors: Arlene & Eunice!

Meet 2 of our wonderful Mindset & Milestones Ambassadors, Arlene (right) and Eunice (left) ! Arlene is a rising high school senior from San Diego, California and Eunice is a rising high school junior from Irvine, California. Read on to learn more about their passions, recent interests, and experiences with the program so far! 

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August 21, 2022
Welcome to The Mindset & Milestones Blog

Mindset & Milestones - Getting Started Our new blog, She's Getting Started, will share inspiring entrepreneurial stories and information with young women, parents, and teachers. Thanks for coming to check it out! At Mindset & Milestones, our mission is to prepare girls to succeed At Mindset & Milestones, our mission is to prepare girls to […]

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August 21, 2022
Starting a Design Business in College With Lauren Eskin

Meet Lauren, the founder of Logos by Lauren! Learn about how she started her design company while in college and addressed a problem she could solve for small businesses! Lauren thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us! To start off... Tell us about you! First of all, I’m so excited […]

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August 21, 2022
5 Tips to Encourage an Entrepreneurial Spirit In Girls

My parents used to tell me, “It doesn’t matter what you want to be. Even if it’s a garbage truck driver, be the best garage truck driver you can be.” Did this mean they wanted me to be a garbage truck driver? No. But even as a young girl, I understood that they were meant […]

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August 21, 2022
Interview with Skincare Company CEO Jamika Martin

Meet Jamika Martin, the Founder of ROSEN Skincare! (Interview) Learn about how Jamika Martin started her skincare company while in college and addressed a problem she experienced for years! Jamika thank you so much for your time! We really appreciate you being willing to share your story with us! So let's jump right in. I'm […]

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August 21, 2022
16 Year-Old CEO & Sauce Boss! With Tyla-Simone Crayton

Tyla-Simone Crayton is a 16 year old, CEO sensation! Her company Sienna Sauce has won awards, sold thousands of bottles, and serves as an inspiration to entrepreneurs everywhere. To add to her successes, she recently took home $10,000 in New Voices + Target Accelerators Pitch Competition! Her commitment to sales and service certainly make her […]

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August 21, 2022
Creating Impact in High School with Angela Zhang

Meet Angela Zhang, the founder of ArtVocacy! Learn about her experience with starting her artivist organization while in high school. She combines her passion to raise awareness on important issues with uplifting young voices!   Angela thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us! To start off.... Tell us about you! […]

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August 21, 2022
Starting Her Soap Business in High School with Kaiya Dale (Part 1)

Kaiya Dale is the 17 year old co-founder of Just Soapin! Learn more about her experience with starting her soap business while in high school and how her mom was able to support her in the process! Tell us a little bit about you 🙂 I’m 17, I go to GALA (Girls Academy Learning Achievement). […]

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August 21, 2022
Interview with Samaira Mehta - Coding Extraordinaire

How Samaira Mehta, CEO of CoderBunnyz, Made Her Idea a Reality  Samaira Mehta started coding at 6 years old. Now she’s the owner of CoderBunnyz, a board game that teaches kids all over the US how to learn computer programming. Saimara Mehta believes coding is the future and in this interview we go over how […]

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August 21, 2022
Meet 19-Year-Old Nonprofit Founder and Global Activist Cassidy Murray

Meet 19 year old Cassidy Murray! She is the director of Humanity Up, co-founder of Changemaker Odyssey, and co-founder of Kids Unite 4 Hope! Read on to learn more about her experience with her organizations and what she takes from the experiences!   Tell us a little bit about you 🙂 I’m Cassidy Murray - […]

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