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NFL player to address Future Entrepreneurs

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Shawn Harper

Shawn Harper keynote speaker for the Igniting Innovation Conference

Shawn Harper to keynote the Igniting Innovation Conference

The Future Entrepreneurs Foundation supports entrepreneurship education and believes it is an important tool to help every child explore and develop his or her academic, leadership, and life skills. This organization focuses on building skills for entrepreneurs and provides resources and education through workshops and conferences.

The Federal School to Work Opportunities Act and other education policies suggest that students learn more and perform better when tasks and skills demonstrate relevance to their current and future lives. Studies of high-school level curricula in youth entrepreneurship programs report that students increase their aspirations, interest in college, reading, and leadership behavior after participation. Six months later, 70 percent of the alumni in an evaluation study cohort were in college, 63 percent had jobs, and one in three ran a small business. Perhaps most critically, the experience of a sense of ownership in their lives were four times higher for alumni of youth-entrepreneurship program than for students who did not take such courses.

The Future Entrepreneurs Foundation is scheduled to host the Second Igniting Innovation Conference with national motivational speaker and former NFL player Shawn Harper as the keynote speaker. Entertainment will be provided by national recording artists Zacardi Cortez and Marcel Anderson.

Shawn Harper coming to this event demonstrates the commitment he has for supporting organizations whose mission is youth development. Hearing Shawn Harper’s life story of overcoming setbacks in life to become a lucrative businessman and NFL Football Player will benefit all fortunate enough to hear and meet him.

The conference is scheduled for Friday, October 11, 2019. It will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, located at 1101 Lincoln Street in Columbia, SC at 7:00 p.m. Tickets available online at www.carolinaboxoffice. com.  For more information, visit or call (800) 913-8261.

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