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Youth Summer Entrepreneurial Camp Set for June 17-21

05/02/2013

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Florida Institute of Technology will host a summer entrepreneurial camp in partnership with Junior Achievement of the Space Coast. The camp, from June 17 to 21, 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. For more information, visit http://wbc.fit.edu/young-entrepreneurs.php. To register, visit wbc@fit.edu, or call (321) 674-7007.

About the WBC

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, 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.

About Junior Achievement of the Space Coast (JASC)
Junior Achievement of the Space Coast 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. Today, JASC reaches more than 11,000 students in Brevard County. For more information, visit www.jaspacecoast.org.

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