The Business Center for Entrepreneurship
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Our Youth Entrepreneurs Summer Program is informative and fun! Space is still available for summer 2014.
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We seek to empower Northwest Philadelphia's minority and women entrepreneurs and business owners from age "7-70" with competitive fire by equipping them with the necessary tools to start, sustain and expand successful local area businesses. We achieve our mission primarily by providing in-class instruction and networking opportunities. Learn more about our programs and understand why we say we are "building our community one entrepreneur at time." 

 

Featured Program - Youth Entrepreneurs


A million dollars does not come easy. But as a young person, you have time on your side.  Starting early is critical and knowing what to do is even more critical.  In this camp, youth will:

  • earn money, set a goal and open a bank account;
  • engage in hands-on learning experiences;
  • learn how to save and budget money;
  • create a millionaire savings chart;
  • gain sales and presentation skills; and
  • meet guest speakers and take field trips.
  • write a business plan and learn the meaning of a "Reallionaire;"

RETURNING CAMPERS WILL:

  • work in a separate group, on advanced modules covering web page design, analyzing financial statements and marketing strategy, and how to locate seed money.

The Youth Entrepreneurs Summer Program helps youth to get exposed to starting and running a business, writing a business plan and managing your money...it's really cool for young kids. Elijah Brockington, 5th grader, proprietor, Elijah's Lemonade Stand

This program will serve youth, age 7-17, Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Weekly sessions are available from June 23rd to Agust 18th at either William Penn Charter School or The Salvation Army Kroc Center of Philadelphia. Swimming and lunch are included. Limited financial aid for all weeks is available.