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Catholic Entrepreneurship for High Schools

Born out of the popular Catholic University of America course The Vocation of Business, the Catholic Entrepreneurship and Design Experience (CEDE) program is a life changing course for all high school students with the courage to dream.

More than a class.

An experience.

CEDE breaks the mold of the standard classroom experience and invites students into hands-on learning and deep introspection in a transformative environment.

Why teach this course?

Inspire wonder 

CEDE was designed to break students out of the shackles of apathy, utilitarianism, and boredom, inspiring them to create value in their own lives and the lives of others — bread for the life of the world.

Teach on your own terms

Made for you to be creative and design a life-changing experience for your students, CEDE provides 12 foundational modules as a framework that adapts to your goals and needs.

For living real life

The topic of Catholic Entrepreneurship is rich and inexhaustible. CEDE was built to help students and teachers truly live them out.

What to expect

Foster the next generation of Catholic Entrepreneurs
with this highly teachable, transformative curriculum.


CEDE includes an onboarding program for teachers and ongoing support through a growing community of educators and business leaders.


We believe that the teacher knows their students best. CEDE was developed to be adaptable to your needs and to improve organically.

College Credit

In partnership with The Catholic University of America, CEDE students may apply to receive credit for their work. Working in partnership with CEDE program schools, we are committed to expanding concurrent credit opportunities to Catholic universities and beyond.

Flexible Curriculum

The modular design of the curriculum allows you to teach the program within any class schedule.

Get trained, learn CEDE

Attend our immersive training experience for aspiring CEDE teachers.

Partner with us

Join our growing list of partners and help us transform youth through transforming Catholic Entrepreneurship education.

Marin HS Opens Principled Entrepreneurship Institute with CEDE.

“In the Fall of 2020 we will open our Principled Entrepreneurship Institute at Marin Catholic and could not have done it without the CEDE curriculum. This will be the foundation of the course where our students will discern their vocation and purpose in life as entrepreneurs in service of our world.”

Tim Navone – President

Bosco Catholic begins CEDE vocations program

In the fall of 2019, I became a new member of the Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School Staff and was excited about teaching upcoming freshman how to become entrepreneurs. The CEDE program allowed me to show students that they could follow God and help bless their community by becoming entrepreneurs. I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to be apart of the CEDE program and so are my students. They were able to build a business plan and pitch their ideas to help their school to actual investors

Marissa Shuford – Program Training Specialist