Come explore what it means to be an entrepreneur!
The Diamond Girls Boston’s dynamic Summer of Epic Entrepreneurship Program strategically takes place at the height of the city’s violence peak. The 2014 program will be held for 6-weeks- from June to August. The program hours, 3:00pm-8:00pm, are deliberately set to ensure a safe-haven for the teens from the violent streets. At present, the Program is on site at Yawkey Club of Roxbury- Boys and Girls Club of America, which has been a hub of protection to many generations in Roxbury.
Summer program activities include
Career & Trade exploration
Local College tours and visits
Bringing a product from idea to market
Field trips to local businesses
A physical movement activity
End of the Program Entrepreneurship Showcase
“The Summer of Epic Entrepreneurship” and has four components on which we base our success:
a.) Self-realization (A “quality” Diamond Girl has 4 C’s- Character, Courage, Choosiness, Classiness)
b.) Entrepreneurial thinking (Envision/Create/Sell)
c.) Sisterhood-modules (Girls empowering girls)
d.) Mentor opportunities with local business owners (DGB ‘Shero’)
The teens gain clarity on direction for college, business, & career; build trauma-processing skills; learn how to co-exist peacefully; engage civically and obtain higher self-confidence.