The Youth Venture Program: An Opportunity for Entrepreneurs

By: Sharjeel Sohaib

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Mar 21, 2022

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The Youth Venture Program

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The shark tank for young black entrepreneurs is coming to the inland empire. This 6-week curriculum-based program includes business acumen development meetings each week where a sponsor will lead a session topic and a mastermind session. The applications for this program will be closed by 2nd June 2022, and the chosen cohort members will be announced on 22nd June 2022.Β 

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The Youth Venture Program 

The Youth Venture Program is designed to inspire, train and support young people to launch community-improving projects. The culminating project is a business acumen development program where young participants are nurtured through an entrepreneurship education curriculum. This program results in participants being able to implement and confidently present business concepts for a chance to receive a grant award and continued business mentorship.Β 

Through the program, youth teams develop skills that serve them for life: teamwork, creativity, leadership, problem-solving, communication, and entrepreneurship. And they create change in their communities by addressing problems that matter most to them.

Youth Venture is supported by a diverse group of corporations, foundations, and individuals who share the vision of a world where the youth take the initiative to improve their communities.

Purpose of The Youth Venture Program

There is a gap in youth entrepreneurial mentorship programs that produce prepared founders staged to become capable and successful business owners. The YVP aims to be a mentorship group targeting black entrepreneurs in the inland empire region of southern California. 

Target Audience

This mentorship through entrepreneurship program targets upper-class high school students and first- and second-year college students. This program is pushed forward by a group of dedicated advisors inspired to advance impact in the black business community.

How to become a mentor or a participant in this program?Β 

You can become a mentor or participant in this program by applying through the given form here.Β 

People must submit the Youth Venture Program Entrepreneur Development Application to prove themselves as the right fit for the program. In this application, you will be asked to share your business and goals through the entrepreneurial leap 123 road map tool. 

You must also submit a 60-second interview about your ideas and how you can bring your ideas to life. There is no requirement for the video quality of the elevator pitch. You can do it on your phone camera as it is only required to know the ideas of individuals. The 60-second elevator pitch should be enough to crystallize the value of the story. It should be brief and must not exceed 60 seconds, in which you should share what you do and who you do it for. It should also contain an engaging benefit statement.

Other Details:

If you have any comments, queries, or concerns, you may contact them via 

  • the mobile app;
  • by email at [email protected];
  • Or call their office at 909-915-1706 and ask for Brian Kennedy, the Ecosystem Director.

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