The Young Entrepreneur Club
From 2018-2019 at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach, we met with a group of 20 students on Mondays and Fridays in The LeSane Project classroom. At these meetings, students learned key terms and concepts related to business, created vision boards, and practiced speaking in front of both small and large groups of their peers.
During the school year, we welcomed 34 local business owners who graduated from local high schools to return and share their stories of success as entrepreneurs.
Students also participated in field trips where we visited multiple businesses
that are owned by millennials.
At the end of the school year, we hosted our 1st Youth Entrepreneurship Showcase;
a ‘Shark Tank’ style competition where 14 students presented their businesses and/or business ideas to a panel of judges. The top three winners were awarded cash investments
which were donated by a panel of judges and other participants received partnerships,
summer jobs, or internships from the judges.