You might have an idea for a social enterprise–now what? This comprehensive social entrepreneurship training program is for teens (9th – 12th Graders) aspiring to cultivate their entrepreneurial spirits while creating individual or group-designed business or business-like ventures that promote positive change in their communities. The first series of interactive sessions identify skills and interests; increase awareness of social and environmental issues that are personally significant; and develop basic business skills including idea development, marketing, money management, funding and writing a basic business plan and “Elevator Speech.” Get hands-on experience making business presentations by pitching your social enterprise idea for a chance to win seed money and other business-related prizes.
The final sessions offer coaching where concepts are polished and applied to the social enterprise start-up.
What will you do?
Design a business that uses your talents AND improves society. Meet and learn from local entrepreneurs. Interview potential customers to improve your business concept. Create cool advertising materials to let everyone know about your business. Open your new business or launch your new event! Make money AND learn how to manage it. Gain valuable coaching after your business launches. Help solve an important problem in your community!