One traditional way of going to college for free is to join the military. Young people who commit to a branch of the military for a certain time period either earn a college degree during their period of service, or else the government covers their college costs after they leave the military.
But this option is no longer a sure thing: in fact, it’s becoming harder to even qualify for the military.
This young woman used eBay to launch a business that now employs hundreds of people here in the U.S. and is worth over $100 million. Did I mention she’s a college dropout?
Lately, great entrepreneurship stories just keep popping up (there’ll be another one next post). But for today, what a way to educate your teens and young adult children without racking up student loan debt! Here’s a great article that also includes an interesting video interview of a man who teaches people how to grow food in cities. The young people who come to work with him are getting an invaluable education in a growth area: organic gardening. Learn more HERE.
Being able to code is one of the more valuable skills in the new economy. Whether you want this ability so you can get a job or do things for yourself, it’s a good skill to obtain. Check out this interactive, educational site where you can learn to code, for free.
Entrepreneurship continues to thrive, even in a lousy economy: this young man, despite several twists and turns in the road (along with a few discarded careers), stuck with his dream of creating a business by selling fantastic cookies made with his grandmother’s recipe, and now he’s finding success. Inspiring story! Share it with the young people in your life to give them a vision of entrepreneurial challenges and success.