The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island is proud to present the Teen Entrepreneur Club, which is geared towards youth aged 13-18 who are interested in building a strong financial future through the world of entrepreneurship. The program supports youth who are looking to design their own destiny by gaining valuable business knowledge, networking with local businesses, building peer relationships, and developing leadership skills.
There are two sessions per year during which participants will interact with local business owners, entrepreneurs and mentors to explore the local entrepreneur environment in the Comox Valley. The Teen Entrepreneur Club will offer a positive and supportive space where youth can explore, interact, gain confidence and knowledge for future endeavors. Here’s the twist – at the end of each session participants will pitch their business plan at our “Teen Tycoon” showdown for a chance to win some amazing prizes. The grand prize includes free rent at a busy downtown Courtenay location during peak seasonal shopping times.
Check out our June 2017 showdown winners’ story – Mattias and Jordan- Teen Entrepreneur Club and ASL
The Club runs Monday and Friday nights from 6:00-8:00pm at our 243 4th Street Office in Courtenay. The program is drop-in based, but the more you choose to take part, the better your odds at the “Teen Tycoon” showdown!
Here is a sneak peek at some of the topics to be covered:
- The Mind of an Entrepreneur
- Developing that Bright Idea
- Your Business is Called What?
- Get Your Product Out There
- Ready, Set, Launch
- Nurturing Your Business
You can always view the most up-to-date program calendar at: http://bit.ly/2CDEM2w
Registration and Fees
BGCCVI Membership ($24.00 annually) is required for participation in this program. Please note that the fee can be waived based on need.
Registration is ongoing for this program. To register, please complete the Teen Entrepreneur Club Registration Package and return to the Comox Valley Youth Program Supervisor. NOTE: Program is limited to 15 participants. Please register early to secure your space in this popular program!
For more information or to find out how you can help with the Club, please contact the Comox Valley Youth Program Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 250-898-9282.
The Teen Entrepreneur Club is made possible by Coast Capital Savings Community Investment Grant for Youth. We also gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Annual Boys and Girls Club Comox Valley Golf Tournament and all 2017-2018 supporters. Thanks to these generous grants, donations and contributions, the Club is FREE for Boys and Girls Club members.