On June 2-6 Professor Weigelt delves into the creative world of entrepreneurship. Students will explore innovative thinking while working in small groups. Topics covered include business plan ideas, competitive environments, sales and marketing, pricing strategies, operations and human resource management, and budgeting and accounting. For more info, go to stemconnector.org.
Building Bridges to Wealth aims to bridge the financial literacy gap in post-subprime America. We train teachers and college students at the Wharton School selected through a rigorous process to teach courses at local schools. Lesson plans emphasize student participation; games and brainstorming exercises within small groups guide them through the basics including why it's better to sock away money in the bank rather than under the mattress and the importance of saving for a rainy day. With our innovative curriculum, we aim to develop a solid foundation upon which students can make sound financial decisions in the future.
Through Professor Weigelt's six course high school business curriculum, students also develop skills in:
- Decision Making
- Sales and Presentation
- Financial Literacy
- Strategy and Marketing
- Leadership Development
Professor Keith Weigelt currently teaches students at the University City and West Philadelphia High Schools. He also works with Kensington and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy on developing innovative programs focusing on entrepreneurial leadership.