A new initiative sponsored by Encana, this project supports nine students, ages 12-14 years old, who participate in both Business is Jammin (BBI) and Company Program (JA). This collaborative project is geared to help students increase their financial literacy, develop workforce readiness, and to inspire entrepreneurship. MCCL hosted the programs.
Students enhance their critical thinking, presentation and leadership skills, while developing an appreciation of entrepreneurial qualities and a greater understanding of personal responsibility. Youth are given confidence and experience to start up their own venture and explore the world of entrepreneurship. These skills transfer into the classroom beautifully.
“The chance to partner with JA and the BBI was a very welcome one,” said MCCL’s Executive Director. “We need to do all we can to give our young people the chance to see and capitalize on the business opportunities that can spring from the creative process.”
Facilitators and mentors included Keira Carey, Program Coordinator, Client Development and Youth Entrepreneurship (BBI), Sarah Potter, Program Manager of Junior Achievement’s Company program and Sobaz Benjamin, MCCL.
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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia