Entrepreneurship Training Program

August 11, 2016

Women of the Dream, in partnership with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship in Philadelphia and with funding from the PNC Bank Foundation, hosted an entrepreneur training program for youth from July 11‐July 22,  2016.

The objective of the program was to provide an opportunity for youth to learn the crucial skills needed to create, implement and sustain a business. Of the 21 boys and girls participating in the two-­‐week long program, 10 were girls from Women of the Dream. The itinerary included a day trip to NYC where the participants purchased items wholesale and resold them at retail for a profit.

The program culminated with each participant having a moment in the spotlight to showcase the skills they learned by presenting their business plans before a panel of judges, with their parents and family members in attendance. Of the four winners, WOD was well represented with two of our young ladies taking home monetary awards for their business model plans.

First place winner Sydney McArthur of Rancocas Valley Regional High School won $500 and Nijae Wooden of Camden’s Brimm Medical Arts won $250.

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(l. to r.) Mia Velez, Sydney McArthur, Nijae Wooden, and Haru Mosley-Conyer

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Sydney McArthur

Women of the Dream
Age: 15
Rancocas Valley Regional HS
Business Plan: Syd’s Cake Tops

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Nijae Wooden

Women of the Dream
Age: 15
Brimm Medical Arts HS
Business Plan: SwishPro XL

Haru Mosley-Conyer

Co-Presenter
Age: 15
String Theory Charter School
Business Plan: SwishPro XL

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Mia Velez

Age: 13
First Philadelphia Preparatory Middle School
Business Plan: Art & Music Nonprofit Organization

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Heaven-Lee Jackson-Byers

Age: 11
Shawmont Elementary School
Business Plan: Quick Fix Glasses Repair

Kudos to all our trainees – and future business owners ‐ on a job well done!

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