JA, FIT Host Summer Entrepreneurial Camp
By Space Coast Daily // April 4, 2014
JA of the Space Coast reaches 11,000 students
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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Junior Achievement of the Space Coast (JASC) in coordination with the Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Florida Institute of Technology will host a summer entrepreneurial camp.
Junior Achievement of the Space Coast reaches more than 11,000 students in Brevard County and is the Brevard organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.
Through a dedicated volunteer network, JASC provides in-school and after-school programs for students which focus on three key content areas –work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
CAMP OPEN TO STUDENTS 13-18 YEARS OLD
The camp, from June 16 to 20, will meet 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the WBC offices, Florida Tech Commons, on campus. The camp is open to middle school and high school students ages 13 to 18; the deadline to register is June 3.
Camp participants will learn business concepts and management skills in an engaging, fun and safe environment while interacting and networking with young entrepreneurs and leaders in the community.
Concepts and skills include business planning, advertising, leadership, goal setting, advertising, marketing, graphic presentation, budgeting and time management.
Upon program completion students will be able to recognize strategies of a successful entrepreneur, evaluate entrepreneurial ideas and demonstrate innovative business planning skills.
Additionally, the camp participants will be eligible to compete in the Be Entrepreneurial Business Plan Challenge held in December sponsored by Junior Achievement and the Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech.
The camp fee of $250 includes snacks and lunch. A few scholarships are available and should be requested upon application. Among the sponsors are Founder’s Forum, Craig Technologies and IAP Worldwide Services.
The WBC Florida Tech Commons is located at the corner of Babcock Street and University Boulevard.
WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER OUTREACH
The WBC at Florida Tech is partially funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is an outreach of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business.
The WBC provides women with opportunities, tools and connections to advance their global influence and success. The center offers well-equipped facilities conveniently located at Florida Tech, aand teachers, mentors and volunteers with expertise and business knowledge – partnering with community organizations for broad outreach – and training and resources that are onsite and online to accommodate busy schedules and provide easy access.
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