Greater Indy Lemonade Day

The Greater Indianapolis Lemonade Day initiative is a FREE city-wide initiative designed to teach youth how to start, own and operate their own business. It is a fun and easy way to teach kids about the basics of business ownership and financial planning. When a child participates in a Lemonade Day program, they learn to manage a business; create a plan for success and follow it through. Since launching in 2010...75,500 kids have participated in #LemonadeDayIndy.

Entrepreneur for a Day E4D

The Entrepreneurs for a Day E4D® program is dedicated to teaching 5th grade students the fundamental principles of entrepreneurship and personal economics. Students learn the distinct differences between becoming an entrepreneur and being an employee. One of the goals of the program is to get students thinking about being a job creator vs. being a job taker. Students are encouraged to understand entrepreneurship as a viable career pathway. Skills obtained in this program include: business planning, financial literacy, marketing concepts, work place concepts, social responsibility and team building.

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StartEdUp for Educators

Developed by Innovation leader and author Don Wettrick, StartEdUp has curriculum for teachers to empower learners and foster creativity in the classroom, while promoting entrepreneurialism at the middle and high school levels.
With a new focus on "Genius Hour" or "20% Time" in education, StartEdUp provides teacher training on how to encourage innovative educational initiatives. For those who are interested in fast-tracking innovation, StartEdUp is a two-day summer continuing ed workshop for educators, aimed at providing the training and framework for middle school and high school innovation elective course offerings.

Who we are

Founded by serial entrepreneur Scott A. Jones in 2010, the Think Forward Foundation(TFF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping youth discover their passion and reach their full potential, through entrepreneurship. TFF is focused on providing programming that pairs real world experience with guided step by step entrepreneurial curriculum.

We have realized that entrepreneurship education has a positive impact on the entrepreneurial mindset of young people. And according to Child Finance International, it also has an impact on their intentions, employability and overall role in society and the economy.


How can you help...

Partner with the Think Forward Foundation today!  Sign up to sponsor a child, a classroom or youth serving organization participate in entrepreneurial education.  Help us to empower today's youth to becomes tomorrow's entrepreneurs.