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believe 2 Become : Young Bo$$es

June 14th, 2015

As part of the believe 2 Become initiative, 30 middle school Club members will participate in our Young Bo$$es program this summer.

Believe 2 Become is a collaborative partnership of hundreds of organizations and individuals who believe in the unlimited potential of Grand Rapids children, and expect them to succeed. Believe 2 Become is creating real opportunities for children and youth to become the people they aspire to be.

Young Bo$$es runs for six weeks, Monday-Friday from 2-6 PM starting on June 15th. Fridays will include field trips to local businesses and events.

The students will learn about what it takes to mount a successful business, develop financial literacy, and practice communication skills. Participants will be split into teams, and each team will develop a business canvas to present to the Board for up to $1,500 in funding.

Each team will give their presentations on Thursday, July 9 from 4:30-6 PM at our Paul I. Phillips Club location. After that, we will facilitate each team’s transition from planning and development to the launch of their businesses.

At the end of the six weeks, each team will donate 10% of any profits to a local non-profit or charity of their choice and split the remainder amongst themselves (any profits exceeding a certain dollar amount will then get placed in a scholarship fund for the team members).

See more about believe 2 Become and their other programming opportunities!

Stay tuned for more updates on this program! Click here to follow along.

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