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Interest Groups: K-12 Connection


K-12 Connection is a social interest group organized under the auspices of the Articles of Incorporation of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) to promote and encourage the development and advancement of programs and services in the specific entrepreneurship field and to provide a forum for information exchange.



The K-12 Connection Social Interest Group (SIG) is a collective to understand, promote and encourage partnerships between higher educational communities with K-12 communities. The Group met for the first time at USASBE 2020 New Orleans and has started to determine its mission and direction. Initial areas of interest to the group include collaboration opportunities, determining best practices and resource development.  


The leadership of the Group will initially be handled by Jim Friedman from Miami University’s Farmer School of Business. During an early SIG meeting, the structure of group leadership will be discussed and determined in terms of length and election of leadership.  

              Group Chair

Jim Friedman, Ph.D.

Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio




A member of USASBE in good standing who has professional interest in the specific field of the Group and wishes to pursue expansion and promotion of the field and personal advancement through knowledge exchange and participation in the mission of the group is eligible for membership. Our membership consists of academics, practitioners and students engage in and/ or interested in research, teaching, study and practice of entrepreneurship as it relates to teaching or learning entrepreneurship in K-12 or college is eligible for membership.



These have not yet been determined.


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