June 03, 2019
Over the past school year, thousands of students across Canada were creating, developing, and supervising their very own business venture as part of the Entrepreneurial Adventure program. For 12 of these classrooms from Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Ottawa, their ventures stood out and they were recognized with a BMO National Student Innovation Award.
“We are so proud to be able to honour these exceptional students and their ventures. Our students need a new set of skills to succeed when they graduate and Entrepreneurial Adventure is giving them important hands-on experience that will be so important to their future.” says Debra D. Kerby, President & CEO of The Learning Partnership. “We are so appreciative of BMO for the opportunity to highlight these 12 exciting and innovative ventures and are especially grateful for all the volunteer business mentors who supported our students across the country.”
Since 1995, BMO Financial Group has been supporting the program and more than 80,000 students across Canada have participated in Entrepreneurial Adventure raising over $3.3 million for charity.
Entrepreneurial Adventure challenges students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 to develop business ventures right in the classroom, with support from their teachers and volunteer business mentors. The program enables students to develop global competencies in business, entrepreneurship, problem solving, critical thinking and corporate social responsibility.
Look for profiles of some of our BMO National Student Innovation Award Winners over the next few weeks.