Stegall said the next step is finding 40 or 50 businesses willing to donate $1,000 a year for three years to fund the program.
Much of that will be used as seed money to help teens start their businesses.
Community Foundation of Howard County has already committed $40,000 to help fund a teacher and supplies.
Stegall said he’s sure there will be more than 50 regional businesses eager to join this project. It’s not a hard sell, he said.
“It’s probably one of the most significant opportunities the community has had in quite some time,” he said. “It’s education outside of the box. It’s a new way of thinking.”
Lindsey Ziliak, Tribune education reporter, can be reached at 765-454-8585 or at email@example.com