University of Northern Iowa

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Empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.

K-12 Entrepreneurship Education

The University of Northren Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center educates hundreds of elementary, middle, and high school students annually on the basics of entrepreneurship. The JPEC speaks at numerous schools, hosts many middle and high school classes at UNI, teaches as part of Junior Achievement and Upward Bound, and partners with Cedar Falls Main Street on a very successful youth camp. If you would like a JPEC team member to work with your students, call 319-273-JPEC (5732) or e-mail

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