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I'M bossy entrepreneur & leadership summer camp

Program vision

To support the economic empowerment and mental health and wellbeing of black girls and other girls of color through social entrepreneurship and leadership education.

I'm Bossy Entrepreneurship & Leadership Summer Camp was created through the partnership between D.Y.M.O.N. in the Rough (Dynamic Young Minorities of Nashville) and The F.I.N.D. Design (Families in Need of Direction) organizations using a positive youth development approach. Supporting the economic empowerment and mental health and wellbeing of black girls and other girls of color through social entrepreneurship and leadership education for girls ages 11-15.  Our focus is youth-led and youth-supported initiatives. This holistic program creates fun ways to learn how to earn money, set tangible goals, & develop entrepreneurship skills. We will intentionally cultivate experiences where youth build self-confidence, healthy relationships and know their true value. By the end of the program, our youth will be able to advocate for equitable access and speak up for themselves and their community.

 

 

 

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Did you know?

  • The median wealth for single Black women and Latina women is about one cent for every dollar of White women's wealth.

  • Women's median income is 83% of what men earn.

  • A vast amount of women of color mental health is suffering due to a higher risk of financial stressors stemming from gender discrimination and racism.

  • Social Enterprises allow wealth creation while giving back to a cause that shows to have an impact emotionally, physically, and financially.

Outcomes

Objective: to increase life skills and experiences for black and girls of color need to emerge as leaders and wealth creators.

Outcome:

  • 100% of program participants showed an increase in professional skills in two or more areas: 1) Public speaking 2) Decision making 3) Self-esteem and confidence 4) Problem solving 5) Money management 6) Team work 7) Leadership and advocacy. 

  • 30 students each received a $200 investment towards their business, a professional headshot, and a binder with tools and resources needed to continue their entrepreneurial endeavors and leadership skills.

Objective: Increase positive connections for black girls and girls of color through community support (i.e. peers and non-parental adults)

Outcome:

  • 100% of program participants showed an increase in positive connections with adults and peers. 

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