Youth Entrepreneurship = Success or YES
Each summer the Loan Fund runs a fun learning program with youth between the ages of 12-17 to build skills through entrepreneurship. Using an experiential learning approach, kids look at trends, come up with ideas, and eventually develop a product for sale. They develop public speaking skills, practice team work, flex creative muscles to develop fun marketing strategies, and work on their skills in persuation as they sell product. Finally, they get to grapple with the math of business as they look at the cost of goods, margin, and finally profit; which if they have some, they share! .We spend time exploring what a social enterprise is and how there are many different types of businesses, from recycling to making cookie dough.
Most YES Kids get involved with the program as part of their day camp activity at the SJ Boys and Girls Club or Nick Nicole Centre. These programs run all summer, and allow the YES Coordinator and kids to meet once or twice a week. We also do a full week camp at the YMCA's Glenn Carpenter Centre, called Hatching Dragons! If you are interested, you can give us a call or contact either of our partners. The YMCA camp program generally comes out late Winter, so look for us there too!
For more information, please call 652 5626 or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org