Checkout Memphis Entrepreneur Academy website www.mymeakid.org Learn how you can register for our upcoming Passport Memphis program.Memphis Entrepreneur Academy (MEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting summer program class that transforms young students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of business owners, and actually launch and run their own real, legal, fully formed companies and social movements. Complete with dynamic guest speakers from the local business community and exciting trips to local companies, the fun, projects-based MEA! MEA approach empowers youth to take charge of their futures in a profound way.Passport Memphis™ is Memphis Entrepreneurship Academy’s 2013-2014 Saturday program. Participants will spend 3 semesters learning about the history and culture of Memphis combined with basic business principles and leadership. The students will develop, launch and implement a passport program that highlights the rich culture and history of Memphis and engages locals and tourists to explore the city. Program Schedule: Fall Semester: Memphis History and Culture Students will learn about Memphis from a business and cultural perspective. Students will research the cultural and business achievements of the city. Courses includes instruction on formal writing skills and Microsoft Office. (September 21-November 23) Winter Semester: Introduction to Business Students will have an intense and fast-paced study in business principles and learn about entrepreneurship. Subjects include business concept development, marketing, leadership, finance and accounting, and product development. (December 7-March 1) Spring Semester: Passport Memphis* Students take the information they learned in the fall and winter and develop a business plan for Passport Memphis. The business plan will be presented to the community and the business will launched at the end of the semester. *Students must have participated in Fall and Winter semesters in order to be a part of the Passport Memphis semester. (March 8- May 24). Program Information:
- As students learn history, culture and business, emphasis is placed on developing or enhancing communication skills, critical thinking, basic math skills, and public speaking abilities.
- Using a team building approach, students learn how to work together to create one common goal.
- Each semester, the students will participate in one community service activity.
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