January 19, 2018

Growing Our Own Adopts Ice House

An exciting new project related to economic development and entrepreneurship is happening in Harlan County. Growing Our Own is an investment in students from Harlan County High School. The project has two arms. The first arm provides AIMS aptitude testing for students who want to live in and own a business in Harlan. The second arm of the project is an educational component that fosters the entrepreneurial spirit. This arm will begin with a group reading of the book entitled, Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur.

Growing Our Own believes that teaching the important lessons found in the “Ice House” book early in life will help to prepare Harlan County youth for a successful future. Equipping those same students with self-knowledge and the confidence to recognize one’s individual talents will enable those students to reach their highest potential in the shortest amount of time. The motto, “Their dreams, our future” is more than simply words. It is the reality of the future of Harlan County.

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