Last fall, 16 Montana middle and high schools participated in a pilot of 3-D cinematic presentations, reaching almost 3,000 students.  The programs were put on through an organization called Life Changing Experiences, which offers these presentations around the world to stimulate positive change in youth behavior.

Schools visited include those in Shepherd, Lewistown, Plentywood, Choteau, Three Forks, Frenchtown, and Billings, to name a few.

In addition to topics like bullying, safe driving, and drugs and alcohol, the presentations feature a film experience on entrepreneurship called License To Dream.  Through a 3-D movie experience, interactive remote controls, and digital surveys before and after the show, students were exposed to the possibilities of becoming entrepreneurs and taught principles of being successful in business.

Our foundation helped fund this pilot launch, and we are very happy with the results.  Based on the pre- and post-show surveys, hundreds of Montana students gained information and insight from these presentations to feel ready to be entrepreneurs!

Don’t just take my word for it though.  You can view the video above to see the students’ own responses.  If we can continue to instill this power to dream, and dream big, in our students, just imagine the flourishing Montana’s economy, and families, could enjoy once these dreams are put into action.