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Youth Entrepreneur Leadership Training

Program Description

The BCYL YELT Program consists of 8-weeks/40-hours of Classroom Training Sessions where students learn about personal finance, what an entrepreneur is and what it takes to be an entrepreneur, develop a Lean Business Canvas and a Formal Business Plan. Through a partnership with Housatonic Community College, students will have access to the Werth Entrepreneurship Center where they can build prototypes and then sell their products at The Emporium, the Student Store in Downtown Bridgeport. Coupled with an 80-hour paid internship, this program grants students the opportunity to actualize their ideas into reality.


Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders has partnered with Junior Achievement of Greater Fairfield County to deliver the Classroom Training Sessions during which time you will be learning high-level business concepts from a variety of Volunteers and Mentors.