IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE
CHILDREN AND TEENS!
Every child and teen will have the opportunities, resources, and support they need to forge their own paths to prosperity through entrepreneurship, job readiness, and financial literacy education.
To help children and teens forge their own paths to, achieve, and enjoy prosperity through entrepreneurship, job readiness, financial literacy, and philanthropy.
To create a “prosperity pipeline” for generations of children and teens to learn the fundamentals of starting a business, getting and keeping a job, managing their money, and using their talents, time, and treasure to give back and pay it forward to others.
To cultivate and support a local entrepreneurial ecosystem by forming alliances and partnerships with neighborhoods, businesses, government entities, and nonprofit organizations.
To create a entrepreneurial culture by helping everyone in the community understand, appreciate, and champion entrepreneurship as a way of shaping a life, making a living, and contributing to the well-being of our community and our planet.
To enable Greenbelt area children and teens to learn about, engage in, and experience business formation, job readiness, personal finance, and philanthropy at times, and in places and formats that are age appropriate and aligned with their individual learning styles, academic needs, and generational culture.
• 50 children ages 5-12 are exposed to entrepreneurship through school and after-school activities.
• 1,500 teens ages 13-19 are introduced to entrepreneurship via BizTour.
• 750 teens assess their business attitudes, knowledge & readiness via BizQuiz.
• 75 teens enter a business idea in the BizIdea contest.
• 50 teens display, pitch, and present their BizIdeas at the YouthBiz Expo.
• 100 parents, educators, professionals, and peers attend the Expo.
• 25 teens attend a BizKamp to develop their BizIdeas into BizPlans.
• 10 teens receive BizLaunch coaching, technical assistance, and financing.
• 12,500 community members become aware of BizVenture!
Odd Job Squad
• 200 teens earn money helping community members with odd jobs.
• 100 members participate in Society meet-ups, workshops, and activities.