UMASS DARTMOUTH SUMMER ACADEMY MAKING ENTREPRENEURS OUT OF NEW BEDFORD STUDENTS
Presentations and graduation scheduled for August 3-4
A group of students from the Global Learning Charter School in New Bedford are spending their summer learning how to build their own businesses. They are the first class of the UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business SAY-YES (SouthCoast Aspiring Youth-Yearn to be EntrpreneurS) program.
Seven students, ranging in age from from 14 to 16 years, are taking business classes, taking field trips to established business, and developing their own business plans as part of a “boot camp’’ format designed to introduce students to the challenges and excitement of starting their own business.
The business plans will be presented at the Charlton College of Business on August 3 and 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The program is the brainchild of new Charlton College of Business Dean Eileen Peacock who is establishing a series of new initiatives to engage the college in the life of the surrounding community.
The program is funded by the UMass Research Development and Dissemination Center, which was created in tandem with the charter school to help public schools identify innovative teaching strategies.