Teens participating in their school’s internship program or seeking an internship are qualified to participate. Through SEI students are exposed to careers and work experiences as aspiring social entrepreneurs. Teens who participate in the Social Entrepreneurship Institute are individuals seeking to address social, economic and racial justice issues through a business by donating services or products that help alleviate injustices (i.e. donate money to support a scholarship, donate fitness services at a teen program for youth without economic resources, etc.). Once enrolled students will be interns of Mission Accomplished Transition Services. Student interns will participate in an extensive career mentorship and coaching program that provides a real life work experience through our social enterprise concept, Sparklite and develop their very own social enterprise idea.
The Institute addresses the barriers to entrepreneurship, particularly for women and Black Indigenous People of Color, by providing aspiring teenpreneurs with the necessary knowledge, experience and connections to prepare themselves to follow an entrepreneurial path while making an impact in their communities.
Weekly interactive and student centered workshops are developed and delivered in partnership with industry professionals.
Time commitment: 9 hours per week (October – June)
- work two times per week at our office
- work remotely one time per week from home or other location
- Gain access to local inspirational industry professionals
- Learn about the career journeys and requirements from industry professionals
- Strengthen their business etiquette skills and knowledge
- Develop team building skills
- Develop self-discipline in the workplace through remote work
- Develop public speaking and professional writing skills
- Explore various careers
- Shadow local business leaders in their desired trade of interest
- Are paired with 1-2 mentors that help them develop, pursue and achieve personal, professional and academic goals