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TECH | YOUTH | ENTREPRENEURSHIP

LEADERS

CONNECTION FOR TRANSFORMATION

The CVFAC Expo is excited to announce the Virtual SHIPHT Youth Opportunity Accelerator; a business, entrepreneurship, tech, and public sector leadership curriculum, aiming to introduce underrepresented youth to career opportunities with mentorship, experiential learning, business fundamentals and much much more!

 

With the arrival of Covid-19 we know marginalized populations, populations of color, lower socioeconomic status and/or who lack access to healthcare are disproportionately affected by the virus.  Higher numbers of these populations tend to work in service industries that were marked as essential personnel, thus resulting in more loss and illness among these groups.  SHIPHT serves as an an intentional approach, steeped in equity and access to reduce disparity among these communities. We plan to wrap participants in a comprehensive learning environment to nurture a growth mindset and create unforgettable experiences. SHIPHT aims to be the pivotal “Moment” or series of moments that lead to career transformation and long term goal development for the next generation of game-changers. SHIPHT consist of four key phases: Pitch Camp, The Opportunity Accelerator, experiential learning and continued mentorship.

Additionally, we are excited to announce SHIPHT UP, an academic and experiential learning program to prepare students for academic, personal, and professional achievement to include participating in SHIPHT, utilizing a "students as teachers" approach.

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Mentor and Coaching

October 4 2021 - March 4 2021

Participants attend monthly sessions to  gain knowledge in business finance, marketing, receive hands on experiential learning and mentorship that can directly apply to enhancing a business brand.

CAREER MENTOR KICKOFF

September 10, 2021

The Career Mentor kickoff serves as a networking,  knowledge sharing, and interdisciplinary environment while providing interaction with diverse mentors and local entrepreneurs for youth.

Youth will meet quarterly with mentors following this event and continue to have soft skills and financial literacy training.

Summer Internship Program

June 2021 - August 2021

The University of Northern Iowa Center for Urban Education, SHIPHT and the Waterloo Career Center is excited to announce our inaugural Summer Internship Program. Students 16-19 years of age have an opportunity to work for companies in high demand careers, while receiving pay, mentorship and soft skills.
For additional information please contact Megan at megan.holbach@uni.edu 
or Lori at lori.dale@uni.edu

COMMUNITY PITCH NIGHT

September 10, 2021

At the conclusion of the youth mentor kick-off, BIPOC business owners will pitch their business concept during a competition.

 
ACTIVATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF DIVERSE LEADERS IN TECH, BUSINESS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE PUBLIC SECTOR 
 

SAMPLE WORKSHOPS
 

 Workshop #1  

A Lawyer, a politician, a teacher and a businessman walked into a classroom

 Workshop #2  

Branded AF: exploring the intersection of your personal and professional brand

 Workshop #3  

Money Me Down!

Career exploration and leadership programs teach high school students about career possibilities, and offer the soft-skills and workplace experience teens need for the future.  A panel highlighting representation and industry leaders, will introduce youth to opportunities in areas such as medicine, entrepreneurship, law, politics and gaming. 

Social media has changed the game on the importance of developing a strong personal brand. Future employers can and will check out your online presence.  Students begin to understand what their personal brand says to the world, yes while they are still in high school. 

There is a direct connection between successful entrepreneurship and understanding of money. Students are introduced to concepts of financial literacy as it pertains to business and their everyday life.

PITCH CAMP AGENDA

Schedule of Events

Day 1

September 10, 2021

Location: TBD

CVFAC Expo

Cedar Valley Fashion Art & Culture Expo

September 11, 2021

Location: TBD

 

 SPONSORS

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SHIPHT TAKES OFF..

June 2021

Waterloo, Iowa 50703

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