In 2017 Simon Fraser University completed independent research about PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs.
The majority of jobs in 2030 have not been invented yet
BC high school graduates do not feel prepared for work
school districts participated
The study concluded that PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs is highly successful in helping students achieve more success in school. The following percentages of teachers agree that the program helps in the following areas:
Connecting school to real world
Building confidence and life skills
Engaging diverse learning abilities
Students demonstrated an 11% increase in growth mindset and reported increased willingness to experiment, take risks and persevere.
With PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs, students actively develop these core competencies that can help success in all areas of their lives. The percentage change in student ratings before and after the program in key skill areas are:
Organising and completing a project all on my own
Turning my ideas into action and getting my ideas done
Being aware of what I can do to support charity doing it
The full Simon Fraser University study “Mindset Matters: Encouraging an Entrepreneurial Mindset in K - 12 Curriculum” is available here.
Our charity continues to work with partners to measure the impact of the program. We do not pay university/organization overhead costs related to research projects.