The Center for Young Entrepreneurs at Haas

 

After School Business Clubs Overview


Grades
6th - 8th grades

Program Description
Teams of Haas students help lay the foundation for an interest in higher education with middle school youth. After School Business Club members develop a sense of confidence through engaging social enterprise activities that have a real impact on the community. Each year these clubs earn and donate thousands of dollars to the charity of their choice.

Skills Taught
Basic business skills, teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, PowerPoint/Word/Excel skills, public speaking and opportunity recognition.

Student Requirements
Have a general interest in business and have the desire to attend college after high-school. Preference is given to low-income, first in family to complete college and attend a public school. All are welcome to apply.

Program Duration
During the school year.

Meeting Time
3:30-5:30 on either Monday/Wednesdays or Tuesday/Thursdays at the partner Middle School campuses

Location
Five Oakland and Berkeley-based middle school campuses: In Oakland- Westlake Middle School. In Berkeley- Martin Luther King Middle School, Willard Middle School and Longfellow Middle School. In Albany- Albany Middle School

Cost
No cost

Student Time
Commitment 4-8 hours per week after school

Parent Commitment
1-2 hours per week: Picking students up from school sites

Instructors
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Haas students (Ph.D.,MBA, Undergrad) and faculty as well as local business professionals.

Application Period
September and January

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