This program is a 8-week service learning, leadership development and entrepreneurial program designed to give students in grades 11 and 12 opportunities to develop critical skills necessary for increased community engagement, acquire real world skills to succeed in the business environment, and explore entrepreneurship in the 21st century.
The learning component will be paired with a 20 to 40 hour service-learning opportunity in one of three areas: nonprofit/social service; business; entrepreneurship. Teens successfully completing the program can earn a $250 honorarium.
Throughout the program, teens will be exposed to three main themes:
Youth Social Entrepreneurship
Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) integrates practices of positive youth development with community engagement and social entrepreneurship to enable mutual transformation of economies, neighborhoods, and individuals.
Community Engagement is the process of building relationships with community organizations and working with those organizations side-by-side in any and every way imaginable, building connections and developing an interest in their mission, with the end goal of helping making the community a better place to live.
Life Skill Development
Life skills are a comprehensive set of universal skills and abilities, connecting behavior, attitudes, and knowledge, which teens can develop and retain throughout their lives. Life skills increase young people’s well-being and help them to develop into active and productive members of their communities.
Give us a call for more information or if you have questions about registration.
Woodbury Community Foundation | 10040 City Walk Drive | Woodbury, MN 55129 | (651) 788-6586
Visit us on the web at www.woodburyfoundation.org