Are your kids interested in becoming their own boss one day? Register them for the Boss Club Foundation’s summer program for kids! This program will support 825 children in entrepreneurial efforts.
North Texas students ages 7-18 are invited to register for this free, three-week summer entrepreneurship program through Boss Club Foundation, Baylor University and Addison’s TreeHouse. The program, developed in Waco, has expanded to North Texas following its successful launch in 2019. This year, the program is scheduled to take place July 11-Aug. 1, but students will be able to participate from the safety of their homes to comply with social distancing guidelines.
“The program helps students ignite their confidence and creativity through the pursuit of entrepreneurship,” said Charlie Gasmire, director of Boss Club Foundation, in a recent press release. “Students who start businesses become innovative, hard-working and more adaptable to unexpected challenges. There is no more relevant time to focus on those skills than during a situation like COVID-19.”
Each student will be mailed a business kit containing all raw materials needed for creating, distributing and marketing his or her product. Additionally, daily videos will be sent to help guide the student entrepreneur through the course in areas such as designing and launching the business, pitch-video filming, financial literacy basics and more. Available courses are:
- Homemade Dog Treats
- Luxury Bath Bombs
- Gourmet Cake Pops
- Delicious Homemade Fudge
- Luxury Soap
- Self-guided video course to come up with your own business idea!
Free enrollment is now open to the first 575 students in North Texas and 250 students in the Waco area, and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The program, valued at $100 per student, is made possible by generous donations from partners such as Baylor University, Guaranty Bank & Trust, Galleria Dallas, Mary Kay, Lone Star, Elevate and a host of anonymous individual sponsors.
Students are also encouraged to sign up to compete in a business-pitch competition for a chance to win great prizes from the Dallas Mavericks, Baylor University and more.
The Boss Club Foundation exists to inspire confidence and ignite creativity in students through practical entrepreneurial education. Entrepreneurship is a cross-curricular learning vehicle to build up responsible and equipped leaders.