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Our Research

In 2017 Simon Fraser University completed independent research about PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs.

 

The Issue

 

85%

The majority of jobs in 2030 have not been invented yet

23%

BC high school graduates do not feel prepared for work

 

 

The Survey

 

2453

students surveyed

44

teachers surveyed

2

school districts participated

 

 

Increased Engagement

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:

 

98%

Connecting school to real world

96%

Building confidence and life skills

94%

Engaging diverse learning abilities

 

 

Growth Mindset

11%

Students demonstrated an 11% increase in growth mindset and reported increased willingness to experiment, take risks and persevere.

 

 

Core Competencies

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:

 

26%

Personal Responsibility

Organising and completing a project all on my own

33%

Initiative

Turning my ideas into action and getting my ideas done

31%

Social Responsibility

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.