Youth Entrepreneurs for Africa

A youth-led initiative for high school students interested in becoming both
fundraising experts and leaders of change.


 

Are you a high school student who feels like they have something more to contribute to the world?  
Do you feel like there is a leader inside you waiting for the opportunity to show itself?  
Are you interested in learning effective marketing techniques that can be applied to any business?  
Do you want to change the lives of girls your own age while you become a more powerful version of yourself?

Then the Youth Entrepreneurs for Africa initiative is for you.

This year, our first Youth Entrepreneurs for Africa chapter is being launched in Vancouver's North Shore Community.  If you are a North Shore students who is interested in joining or wants to find out more, please fill get in touch by filling out a form at the bottom of this page.   If you are interested in starting a chapter in your own community, please contact us and a member of our team will reach out to you shortly!

 

2018 - 2019 FOCUS:

THE GHANA FOOD TRUCK PROJECT

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The Goal
The Young Entrepreneurs for Africa (YEA) initiative has the amazing goal to raise $50,000 to launch the Ghana Food Truck Project- a social enterprise to be launched in Northern Ghana.  Funds will cover the purchase of the motorcycle food trucks, and to pay for the training of students, initial operation costs, and the necessary marketing to launch the food truck business.

The Impact
The Ghana Food Truck Project will provide skills and business training opportunities for girls living in extreme poverty on an ongoing basis.  Any profit made will be reinvested into girls’ empowerment programs run by Create Change.  The Food Truck enterprise will be sustainable- for one fundraising effort it will provide ongoing training and profits for girls living in extreme poverty.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

All high school students in grades 9 - 12 attending a high school.  To join the North Shore chapter, you must be attending a high school located in North or West Vancouver.

 

CORE SKILLS DEVELOPED IN THIS PROGRAM

  • How to run a meeting

  • How to manage and be part of a team

  • Effective leadership skills

  • Creative messaging

  • Pitching

  • Public speaking

  • Sales

  • Networking

  • Forecasting and budgeting

  • Time management

  • Basic accounting

  • Strategy and planning

  • Community engagement

  • Social Media

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Video pen pals with girls in Ghana who will benefit from the Food Truck Project

  • Bi-weekly meetings that will provide you with experience managing a team, developing plans, and brainstorming strategy

  • Mentorship from Create Change's Founder and the chance to learn about international development.

  • The opportunity to take a leadership role in an exciting professional fundraising initiative, from planning to execution

  • A chance to meet amazing students from schools right in your community- make new lifelong friends!

  • A reference for university and job applications (provided after program completion)

  • Volunteer hours

  • The opportunity to be nominated and/or awarded for Create Change Youth Enterprise Awards

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A passion to ignite change in the world

  • A desire to grow into an effective leader

  • An interest in learning how to use marketing to affect social change

 

TIME COMMITMENT

  • The initiative runs from September - May (full year) or January to May (half year)

  • 10 - 20 hours each month (including 2 mandatory Friday night meeting)

  • Friday night meetings will be held from 5:30-7:30pm in West Vancouver (location TBA)

 

CURRENT OPENINGS

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year.   The next Youth Entrepreneurs for Africa program launch is September/October, 2018.

 

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

If you want to learn more about this program before applying, no problem! Simply click 'Learn More' below and fill out the contact form.  Someone will get back to you shortly with more details about the program!  

APPLY TODAY!

To apply to this program please click the 'Apply Now' button below, fill out the application form, and we will get back to you shortly.  Application deadlines for the 2018 - 2019 school year is September 30th, 2018.