Annual Reports

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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