Social Entrepreneurship Institute – High School Program

Social Entrepreneurship Institute
Helping social entrepreneurs make an impact in their communities.

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Institute Summary

The Social Entrepreneurship Institute (SEI) addresses the barriers to entrepreneurship for social entrepreneurs age 13-35. We prepare them to make the greatest impact in their communities.

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Institute Details

The Social Entrepreneurship Institute (SEI) addresses the barriers to entrepreneurship by providing rising social entrepreneurs age 13-35 with the necessary knowledge, experience and connections to prepare themselves to follow an entrepreneurial path while making an impact in their communities.

In partnership with high school teachers we provide and facilitate weekly content. These sessions are:

    • Interactive and student centered
    • Community and industry focused


Engaged students who show further curiosity and enthusiasm about business development are offered the opportunity to work with industry mentors who are business leaders with expertise in marketing and branding, executive coaching, business development and administration and fundraising through Mission Accomplished’s social enterprise, Sparklite Beverages. Sparklite is a made to order carbonated beverage infused with fruits and/or herbs.

Through Sparklite Beverages, we provide opportunities for:

    • Coaching + mentorship
    • Community engagement
    • Networking/relationship building
    • Entrepreneurial development + experience
    • Business development + communications
    • Business administration
    • Product refinement + development
    • Marketing and public relations
    • Financial literacy (budget development and application)
    • Public speaking

Program Impact


of students say the Institute helps them further explore a career as a business owner


of students completed (2018-2019 school year)


of students secured employment


students participated in the New York State Business Model Competition


Contact Us

To learn more about the Social Entrepreneurship Institute, call:

518-207-0209 ext. 809 or complete the Contact Us form


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