2021-22 Annual Report
The VEI annual report illustrates the incredible dedication and commitment of our Board, staff, teachers, donors, business partners, and students. We expanded our programs and outreach in a very challenging year. Together, during the 2021-2022 school year, we successfully navigated diverse and often complex return-to-school policies across the country, addressed the serious challenges our teachers faced as students struggled to readapt to in-person learning schedules; and enhanced systems and practices to better support our teachers, build community, and elevate our program quality.
2020-21 Annual Report
Over the last year, organizations and educational institutions across the world encountered both momentous challenges and monumental changes—and VE was no exception. While the 2020-21 school year included two celebration-worthy achievements—VE’s 25th anniversary and reaching the milestone of having served 200,000 students since 1996—our focus was fixed on ensuring that students remained engaged in their VE classes despite the move to remote and hybrid learning environments.
2019-20 Annual Report
In 2020, everyone’s lives changed. COVID-19 disrupted everything from how we work to how we live to even how we learn.
Our students are our biggest inspiration and the beginning of 2020 proved why yet again. As we converted our program offerings to accommodate a new educational landscape, VE students demonstrated professionalism, digital skills, resilience, and the kind of spark they will need to succeed no matter what the future holds. In 2019-20, we served more than 16,500 students in 763 class sections.
2018-19 Annual Report
In 2018-19, we transformed the lives of 15,000 students in 430 schools across the U.S. by converting classrooms into vibrant workspaces where middle and high school students built businesses and invested in their futures. By launching and managing a business in a simulated work environment, VE students gained meaningful skills-based career experiences, developed in-demand skills and competencies, and identified career pathways that align with their interests, talents, and aspirations.
2017-18 Annual Report
While the number of schools and students we serve rises each year, our mission remains constant—to transform students’ lives through authentic business experiences that prepare them for fulfilling, financially secure futures.
In the 2017-18 school year, VE programs brought practical career experience to 13,000 middle and high school students from 400 schools across the United States.
2016-17 Annual Report
With the help of the business partners, supporters, board members, educators, mentors and advocates who are part of our mission, in 2016-17 VE transformed 12,000 students across 400 schools in 19 states into business professionals and entrepreneurs.
It is both exciting and humbling to know that VE has impacted so many students who have developed the skills and competencies needed to be college- and career-ready while developing and executing business innovations.
2015-16 Annual Report
Business boomed in the VE economy as we had another amazing year of growth and success. With the help of our board members, business partners, foundations, supporters, educators, mentors and advocates who are part of our mission, we were able to transform students into business professionals and entrepreneurs, ultimately impacting 12,000 students in 380 schools across 19 states.
The 2015-16 school year was an extra special one for VE as we celebrated our 20th anniversary as a program and the incredible milestone of serving 100,000 students during those years.
2014-15 Annual Report
Thanks to our growing community of partners and supporters, VE invested $1.6 million in transforming students into business professionals and entrepreneurs, unleashing talent and innovation among 11,000 students across 360 schools and 18 states.