Entrepreneur Academy

Self-Advocate and CEO...

This program is intended for teens and adults with Down syndrome who are interested learning how to start their own micro-enterprises and implementing what they learn! The program begins with a 6 week, once a week evening class. In this Entrepreneur Bootcamp, experts in the field will review various topics ranging from brainstorming the idea, to evaluating the market, to advertising to your market, to actually producing and selling a product. To best empower the self-advocate participants,’ parents are be required to attend concurrent sessions during the 6 week bootcamp. CEO's (self-advocates) and Sidekick's (parents and siblings) have homework and planning worksheets that are designed to be completed together each week! Once the business is up and running, the group meets monthly for check-in's.

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