Applications for ENTERpreneur, Summer Youth Entrepreneurship Program Now Open

Applications are now being accepted for ENTERpreneur, a four-week innovative, hands-on summer program for high school students interested in entrepreneurship.

Students learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and business planning through working on their own business plan in class sessions three times a week. The program is built on exposure to college-style learning, incorporating exposure to local academic institutions & universities. Students also learn about the college admissions process and how to position themselves for success in college.

Topics include:  

  • Business Planning
  • How to Lead a Team
  • Networking for Success
  • Business Financing
  • Marketing
  • Technology

Each week, prominent local business owners, entrepreneurs and tech executives visit with students to share their stories, and provide students both career and academic advice. The program culminates in a graduation ceremony in which each student presents their business pitch.

ENTERpreneur, funded by the Center for Hispanic Entrepreneurship, began the summer of 2014 in partnership with Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. In 2016, ENTERpreneur expanded to include more students from schools across the Chicagoland area and sessions were held at 1871. The program culminates in a graduation ceremony in which each student presents his/her business pitch.

ENTERpreneur is open to all high school students from the Chicagoland area in good academic standing. Sessions will be held Tueday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00pm-5:00pm from June 20 - July 20, 2017. More details about eligibility can be found here.

To apply, click here. For more information, contact Kelley Francis at (312) 425-9500.

2016 ENTERpreneur Program Highlights