Entrepreneur Mindset Youth PROGRAM


for High School Students in
Grades 9 -12


Cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset

An entrepreneurial mindset can see opportunities where others see none. It can help youth to overcome self-limiting beliefs and take action to bring ideas to fruition, leveraging the resources at hand. An entrepreneurial mindset understands that building a brand of reliability and following through on simple solutions can lead to unforeseen opportunities. An entrepreneurial mindset will empower youth to persist through challenges and self-doubt by building upon self-efficacy moments of success through the entrepreneurial process.

A Student Success Program

Drawing on the early success of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, the Entrepreneur Mindset Program expands upon "Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur", by encompassing student success concepts in the context of an entrepreneurial mindset.

The program provides for experiential learning beyond the classroom, inspires and engages students with the perseverance and determination of an entrepreneurial mindset needed to succeed academically and in life.

We are excited to announce that we are now offering customized the Youth Entrepreneur Mindset Program to schools, clubs, and youth organizations.



“By taking the time and taking this class and learning how to manage my academic career as well as my life career...I am way more prepared. Ice House is reinventing the way we make ourselves successful, you have to think outside of the box, go that extra step, think about new ways to innovate, and I think that is going to be the marker of the next few generations.”

Crystal Haynes

The Opportunity Discovery Process: The Entrepreneur Mindset Program utilizes an experiential, problem-based methodology that encourages students to apply what they are learning in real-world circumstances, enabling them to develop entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviors, and skills.

Students will conduct small experiments by using search skills to identify problems, find solutions, and make connections using the Opportunity Discovery Canvas, a tool that guides them through the entrepreneurial process. As part of the Canvas, students test ideas and seek additional knowledge from experienced entrepreneurs, experts, and traditional research methods.


Program Concepts

  • Choice: An entrepreneurial mindset empowers students to be mindful of their choices, choosing the life they want rather than accepting life as it is.
  • Opportunity: An entrepreneurial mindset challenges students to see problems as opportunities, helping them learn to solve problems for others as a viable path toward individual empowerment.
  • Action: An entrepreneurial mindset is action oriented, encouraging students to solve problems through active experimentation and collaboration.
  • Knowledge: An entrepreneurial mindset fosters a self-directed approach to learning that encourages students to seek knowledge, think critically, and develop problem solving skills.
  • Resourcefulness: An entrepreneurial mindset is resourceful, encouraging students to leverage existing resources to find solutions, overcome challenges, and advance their goals.
  • Reliability: An entrepreneurial mindset is self-directed and solution-oriented, and reliability is the key that can expose students to unforeseen opportunities and their own untapped potential.
  • Community: An entrepreneurial mindset understands the importance of creating an intentional community of positive influence, critical guidance, and support.
  • Persistence: Perseverance and determination are the hallmarks of an entrepreneurial mindset that encourages students to persist in the face of challenges, setbacks, and self-doubt.

This Youth Summer Entrepreneur Mindset Program is designed to provide information, exercises, and tools to to inspire and engage students in grades 9-12 in entrepreneurial thought and processes.

cultivate a leadership mindset with the support of business advisors and fun-filled activities.


Sheila Slick, MS

Program Facilitator, Five Milestones LLC

Bilingual Business and Leadership Development Consultant, SCORE Co-Chair & Certified Business Mentor serving Volusia County, Certified FASTTRAC Facilitator & Workshop Presenter with a Master of Science degree in Leadership and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

In 2022, Sheila was trained as a facilitator by the Entrepreneurship Learning Initiative.

For more than 25 years I've worked successfully as an entrepreneur with professionals, businesses, and non-profit organizations to help them achieve their goals by creating business plans, digital product development, assessing and executing digital marketing strategies, as well as IT support services.

I've also mentored numerous founders, CEOs & professionals as a certified SCORE Business Mentor and served as a certified Facilitator for the FASTTRAC program delivering quality online instruction and workshops to achieve positive outcomes and support their success.


Adrienne Barker, MAS

Program Facilitator, Professional Global Etiquette LLC

Adrienne Barker, MAS, grew up in the Promotional Product industry and offers over 35 years of experience on the business's distributor side. Adrienne has earned a lifetime certification designation of Masters of Advertising Specialties and is a PPAI Fellow.

Adrienne is an approved facilitator and affiliate with the Kauffman FastTrac Program and a facilitator with the ELI Mindset Program.

Adrienne is the President of Professional Global Etiquette, offering business essential skills training and LinkedIn coaching.

Adrienne is also a Business Advisor with Sheila Slick, MBA, and will be teaching a six-week business class program starting this fall.

Adrienne is also a podcast producer and is happily working on six podcasts that are produced by Market Domination, LLC.

Adrienne is the mom of three boys ages 27 to 39 and enjoys having her teenage daughter at home.

Making time for her community is essential to Adrienne, and she currently serves as the current Co-Chapter Chair for Volusia/Flagler SCORE Chapter #87. She has been a Certified Business Mentor for the last five years. Adrienne serves on various committees and has donated over 500 hours to nonprofits in 2021.




We value community sponsorships which allow us to pursue our initiative of supporting youth in the pursuit of personal development. We offer several modalities that can be integrated into your curriculum.