CFPC is excited to announce its From Learning to Earning Youth Entrepreneurship program (YEP). YEP will meet as an afterschool club at High Point High School. Phase I of From Learning to Earning will be the implementation of the 22-week Rural Entrepreneurship thru Action Learning (REAL) curriculum. REAL is a renowned K-12 curriculum being taught in 43 states. It provides a project-based learning environment aligned with national educational standards. REAL covers entrepreneurial skills, business plans, marketing, operation strategies and financial concepts. During Phase I, the teens will receive $10 per week that will address barriers to inclusion, such as gas expenses, and teach pro-active financial behaviors. Following the completion of REAL, the teens will pitch their business plan to a panel of local entrepreneurs who will vote for up to five ventures, each receiving up to $500 to kick start their business. Phase 2 will be the launching of the businesses. Fellow participants whose ideas were not funded will be able to assist those that were. Phase 3 will begin when REAL graduates return to be mentors to the next class. Teens will be able to refine their plans and pitch them to the panel as many times as they like. Throughout all three phases, a full range of employability skills will be taught by staff and business volunteers. Employment maintenance and integration skills include communication, problem solving, creative thinking, empathy, stress, understanding employment culture, critical thinking, analyzing solutions and understanding social norms. Personal assurance skills include confidence, self-evaluation and self-monitoring. All of the aforementioned skills are critical to the development of an individualized employability skill toolbox necessary for success. Contact: Mary Ann St. John at 973-383-4787
Youth Entrepreneurship Camp
Teen Entrepreneurship Camp CFPC held it’s first Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Camp. For three days teens met at Sussex County Community College tackling interactive exercises to build their employability and entrepreneurship skills. The teens developed a business, created a marketing plan, designed a 3-D facility layout with legos and presented their concept to a team of judges. For more information watch the video on our website. CFPC received an operating support grant from the Office of Faith Based Initiatives, a Division of Programs in the Department of State for the Youth Entrepreneurship Project.