The Durham Nativity School is taking seventh and eighth graders to local businesses in order to demystify the entrepreneurial process. The school offers an 11-year program for about 60 low-income boys. After graduating from the middle school, the students are placed, tuition-free, in private high schools and then mentored through college. The entrepreneurship club, with eight members, is new this year. It was the brainchild of James Gray III, who tried to set up a similar program at North Carolina Wesleyan College while he was president. So far this year, the children have visited a furniture manufacturing warehouse, an energy drink facility, and a coffee shop. Comments from the children include amazement at how one or two people can do so much, wonderment at how anybody could get so much money, and a realization that entrepreneurship will require them to work hard to learn a lot. The club is supported through mentoring from the downtown Durham technology incubator American Underground and students from Duke University’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative.