Additional ESI Resources

Entrep.GraphicYouth Entrepreneur Programs

For youth to be able to return to their rural communities, they need a vision for how they will prosper and thrive, build and provide for their families and find success for their future. Research has shown that given those opportunities, many rural youth would like to return to their home communities.

"LEAP Into Careers" 3rd - 5th grade


The LEAP (Learning Education Action Plan) curriculum was developed to help youth understand various career opportunities in the Nebraska career Education Career Fields and Clusters.   It was developed with the Nebraska Department of Education.  School standards are included.

AreyouReadyAre You Ready? Video discusses the challenges and opportunities we face in the future. Click to view »

• ESI Project Introduction (PDF format)
ESI Sample Booklet (PDF format)
• E4 - Educate-Engage-Empower Entrepreneurs of the Future (PDF format)
• Opening the Books of an Experiential Entrepreneurship Curriculum (PPT) 
• ESI Business Plan Template (Microsoft Word)

View ESI Table of Contents (PDF):

Unit 1 | Unit 2 | Unit 3

ESI Camps:

Download ESI Camp Book Index (PDF) »

ESI School Standards

Download the following school standards in PDF format:

EntrepreneurShip Investigation video from 2009 Butler County ESI Summer Camp (YouTube)

Pilot ESI Template at Halsey 4-H Camp:

      -Nebraska State 4-H Camp Featuring the ESI Curriculum, June 5-7, 2008
        Download the slideshow! (PPT - 34.9 MB)
      - Guest Speakers at ESI Discovery Zone Camp (Windows Media) 
      - Getting to Know one Another (Windows Media)
      - Let's Get Busy and Build our Business (Windows Media)
       - Presentations and Sales! (Windows Media)

Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program:

    Program Information »
    Scholarship Information »

The University of Nebraska has created a new website to help you navigate the wide variety of entrepreneurial services offered.  You can view the website here: