GlassRoots is excited to announce an expanded Youth Entrepreneurial Spirit (YES) Program in 2022-23!
For more than 15 years, YES programs have nurtured and guided the entrepreneurial spirit in high-school-aged Newark youth. Through teaching an in-depth, practical, hands-on course spanning an academic quarter, participants conceptualize, learn and execute the global skills necessary to maintain a creative business. In the 2022-23 academic year, we are expanding this program by adding creative leaders as faculty. We will draw on the professional experiences of working artists, designers, and fabricators to inspire youth to dream big, learn new creative skills, explore business models, prepare business plans, and execute marketing strategies. GlassRoots is committed to placing special emphasis on social responsibility and community enrichment narratives while confronting the challenging realities of entrepreneurship and business ownership in an urban center. Through YES, students from various backgrounds and schools in greater Newark will begin their journeys as entrepreneurs. Course concepts will include: Creating a Business Plan Defining the Business Structure (Inc., LLC, Sole Proprietor) Craft and Fabrication Processes Supply Chain/Supply Demands Pricing Structures Marketing and Sales Strategies Application materials will be available here in early August.