Our Mission

Is to Ensure that Every Child is Afforded the Opportunity to Succeed Beyond the Classroom

At Start-Up Kids Club, we believe entrepreneurship holds the key to unlock the genius inside of every child.

Our innovative one-of-a-kind program provides students with meaningful opportunities to learn the power of possibility and themselves through entrepreneurship, mentorship, and project based learning. By helping students understand how the choices they make effect the outcome, we’re creating a mindful generation that can change the world.

While entrepreneurship is the vehicle we use for delivery, we see the BIG picture. We’re preparing students for life after the classroom. Crafting our program around an experience, our curriculum allows students to take ownership of their ideas—which helps not only connections, but confidence.

850

Students Reached

19

Businesses Created

325

Volunteers

14

Locations
WHAT WE DO

It all started with a cup of Flipping Coffee…

Amber Wakem credits her daughter Harper, and the lessons she learned becoming an entrepreneur, with the idea for Start-Up Kids Club.

Our Core Values.

Purposefulness.

Start-up Kids Club values idea over grade and promotes thoughtful risk-tasking with purposeful and deliberate focus on one’s goals and priorities.

Community.

At Start-Up Kids Club we value the wealth of knowledge located in each unique community and foster unity through collective experience.

Inclusion.

We believe that all children should have access to innovative learning regardless of their age, background, or ability.

Ownership.

Rather individually or collaboratively, Start-up Kids Club values ones ability to take ownership through accountability for results, actions, and the decisions made.

Perspective.

We value the perspective and meaningful connections created by hands-on creative “real world” learning experiences.