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Entrepreneurship in High Schools

The Catholic Entrepreneurship and Design Experience (CEDE) is a college-level course for high schools that forms a Catholic imagination ordered toward the incarnation: the creation of things that are True, Good, and Beautiful.

Cultivating the Creator Spirit

CEDE is a high school course in entrepreneurship grounded in the wisdom of the Catholic tradition. The course is an exploration of each student’s personal vocationhis or her unique way of creating value in the worldusing design thinking and experiential learning to help each of them thrive as CEO’s of their own lives who freely choose to live them in service to others.

Program Structure

 
CEDE is driven by experiential and project-based learning. Each week students compete in groups to complete a project that creates real human value. 

Each week involves at least two learning sessions. The first session is a "prompt" where students are given their project and learn about the spiritual and business principles that are fundamental to completing it. The second session of the week is an activity that teaches an entrepreneurial mindset through experience. 

We believe that a spirit of freedom and play are critical to the entrepreneurial journey. CEDE combines academic rigor with fun and engaging action. 

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Part I: Discern

Part I: Discern

Students are given foundational skills to know self and others, to see opportunities for creating value by serving others, and to know which opportunities to pursue.

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Phase II: Create

Phase II: Create

The word was made flesh and continues to be made flesh. Students learn what it means to be co-creators with an incarnational spirit.

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Phase III: Scale

Phase III: Scale

Entrepreneurs play a key role in the development of culture. Students learn how to scale their creations to create more value for more people.

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Applications Open

Apply now to be a partner school for the 2020-2021 school year. Visit the program website for more information about CEDE and access to the application.


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