Entrepreneurship requires a host of skills, including creativity, problem-solving, imagination and passion, so where better to start than in elementary school? For the second year in a row, Anatolia’s 5th and 6th graders completed the five-day “Young Business Creators” workshop organized at ACT. Developed by the University of Iowa’s Jacobsen Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship, the program takes students through all the stages of turning an idea into a business, and includes hands-on exercises and visits to innovative companies. This year, the YBC workshop was rolled out to our High School students as well, as a Young Entrepreneurs Camp, with a specific focus on innovation, viability, and implementation – all necessary elements for beginning a business in the real world.
Since being founded in 1886 in Merzifon of Asia Minor, Anatolia has been synonymous with quality education. Based in Thessaloniki since 1923, Anatolia College is a private, non-for-profit educational institution imbued with the highest ideals of Greek and American education. Today, Anatolia comprises three academic divisions, offering education of the highest standards to young people as well as adults from Greece, the US and the Balkans: Anatolia Elementary School (Kindergarten - 6th Grade), Anatolia High School (Gymnasion and Lykeion High School and IBDP), and ACT - American College of Thessaloniki, which offers graduate and post-graduate programs. At the same time, CTY Greece (Center for Talented Youth) operates at Anatolia College since 2014, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.