Google for Entrepreneurs and The Brees Dream Foundation, in partnership with The Idea Village, announced that applications for the fourth annual after-school entrepreneurship program, the Trust Your Crazy Idea Challenge, are now open. Applications from interested high schools will be accepted until Friday, November 15th at noon CT.
“This challenge is meant to inspire students to think big,” said Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints quarterback and Co-founder of The Brees Dream Foundation. “We hope to stimulate an innovative spirit in each student that will far outlast this program.”
The program features an expanded curriculum designed to challenge high school students to develop small-scale entrepreneurial ventures. According to a representative, “the challenge forces students to leverage internal and external resources, while expanding existing skill sets and learning relevant skills in entrepreneurship.”
The Trust Your Crazy Idea Challenge program is a signature event for The Idea Village’s Entrepreneur Season.
“Each year, The Idea Village executes an Entrepreneur Season that identifies and supports local entrepreneurial talent,” says Tim Williamson, Co-founder and CEO of The Idea Village. “Partnering with Google for Entrepreneurs and The Brees Dream Foundation in the Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge allows us to extend our reach into high schools and support the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders in New Orleans.”
Up to eight teams (averaging 4 to 6 students) will be accepted into the program this year. “This is a powerful program that Google is proud to have supported since its inception,” said Tara Canobbio of Google’s K-12 Education Outreach Team. “Now in its fourth year, Google is excited to help broaden the curriculum and expand the program into more schools.”
There will be an interest meeting held at The Idea Village on Tuesday, November 5th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. To confirm attendance, please email TYCICgeneral@gmail.com.
To apply, click here.