Teens learn foundational business concepts, earn college credits, and make international friends in this youth entrepreneurship program. Over four weeks, similar-sized groups of teens here and abroad virtually connect to explore business principles like management, finance, and marketing. The course concludes with intercultural groups working together to design and pitch presentations that highlight global issues and entrepreneurial ways to address them.
During this 10-week youth business incubator program, teens test business ideas to earn revenue and promote positive change in their community. They also learn and practice business development, finance, and marketing concepts. During the culminating Teen Pitch & Launch Event, each aspiring entrepreneur pitches their business to a panel of experts and sells their products and services to real customers.
During this entrepreneurship and product design program, teens learn and apply the Design Thinking process to create and sell “businesses-in-boxes,” called imPACTful Creations. These boxes are designed for children ages 8-14 and contain materials and directions for customers (aspiring “kidpreneurs”) to create and launch their own business for social good.
Participants must have completed our Academy, Incubator, OR Innovation program. During this summer business internship, teens spend a minimum of 90 hours and a maximum of up to 144 hours working alongside local entrepreneurs and gain invaluable experience. Participants also complete 25 hours of in-class coursework focused on work-readiness skills, including resume writing, job interviewing, email and phone communication, presentation skills, and self-evaluation and reflection.
Participants must have completed our Academy, Incubator, Innovation Studio, OR Summer Internship program. Teens learn foundational business concepts, earn college credits, and make international friends in this youth entrepreneurship program. Prior to leaving, teens engage in summer coursework to learn about the host country, including its geography, customs, languages, education system, and historical slave trade. The program includes a 10-14 day trip to immerse them in opportunities out of the country where they work with international teens by applying what they have learned in social entrepreneurship. Through these collaborative lessons, the teens collectively develop small business ideas aimed at addressing a local need and bringing revenue to the youth, families, and villages.
By participating in select programs, students can earn digital learning badges that showcase their skills and demonstrate a commitment to growth and learning. By sharing badges on scholarship applications, resumes, and online, students increase their chances of being noticed by colleges and potential employers.