K-12 Programs

Spark Passion in Students

Horn Entrepreneurship’s youth programming sparks passions in high school students around the world and inspires them to put their ideas into action. This programming also empowers K-12 educators to infuse their classrooms with creativity, design-thinking, passion, leadership and entrepreneurship.

So often we are told that we teenagers are the future... but why can't we be the present as well? Diamond Challenge provides that platform for us teenagers to actually make a difference... right now.

- Michael Chen


1800 Educators


18 Countries


155+ high schools

around the globe


Created a Network of


National & International


Horn Youth Initiative

At its founding in 2012, Horn Entrepreneurship launched a youth initiative to address major gaps in secondary entrepreneurship education. At the time, most existing youth programs focused on small business management. In contrast, the Horn youth initiative has been built to focus on unleashing creativity, encouraging a mindset of abundance and self-determination, and promoting purposeful entrepreneurial action.



  • Group photo of students attending the 2024 Diamond Challenge Summit

    Where Pressure Makes Diamonds: 2024 Diamond Challenge Summit Recap

    April 27, 2024 | Written by Yashlee Francois
    From April 25 to 27, a conference celebrating entrepreneurial high school students from all around the globe, featured workshops, panel discussions, innovation sprints, and networking opportunities.
  • Dream, Create, Inspire: UD's EntreX Regional Youth Entrepreneurship

    March 06, 2024 | Written by Horn Entrepreneurship
    On February 28, 2024, 36 teams of high school students from 21 schools met at Rutgers University to participate in the 2024 EntreX Regional Venture Showcase. The showcase provided high school students participating in Horn Entrepreneurship’s dual enrollment program, EntreX Lab, with a platform to pitch their entrepreneurial projects and cultivate essential skills and connections that will serve them well in their future endeavors.
  • Horn Welcomes Duygu Phillips

    February 13, 2023 | Written by Ryan Sigmund
    Horn Entrepreneurship is happy to announce that we recently welcomed a new faculty member to the community, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Duygu Phillips.