The Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) is a 10 – 16 week entrepreneurial education programme for primary school pupils. The not-for-profit programme is led by Jerry Kennelly (founder & CEO of Tweak.com) in association with academic partner, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Developed in Ireland. The principles of the Primary School Curriculum are embedded in JEP utilising an integrated teaching and project-based approach to teach many strands of the curriculum.
This innovative programme opens the minds of primary school pupils to the joy of entrepreneurship at a time in their lives when they are full of imagination and open to new possibilities. The programme helps participating pupils to develop a number of skills including literacy, writing, presentation, drawing, technology, research skills, numeracy, financial, consumer awareness, storytelling, listening skills, creative thinking, problem solving, team building and collaboration skills.
The programme has a significant personal development impact on participating pupils, building confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem, and an appreciation of individual skills and talents.
In our school we run the Junior Entrepreneur Programme with 4th, 5th and 6th class every 2nd year.