Youth In Business…
Youth Club Partnership with Enactus LSE launches Angel Entrepreneurs
Mary’s Youth Club have begun a six-week business project in partnership with London School of Economics Enactus programme. Through voluntary support, young people have already had the chance to hear from a guest speaker, Pete Evia Rhodes, Senior Planning and Strategy Manager at BT. His story of his first business as a teenager at school, all the way to working for BT and running his own business with his wife, were inspiring to all those who attended the session.
Galvanised by this example, the youth club then had to work on business plans, working with Rob, out Youth Club Business Volunteer. Working out how to choose products to trade as well as important questions about marketing and branding formed the next stage of their endeavour.
Most recently, a group of 8 young people have visited the BT head office to pitch their plans in hopes of receiving an investment in their business model. We’ll know very soon exactly how they’ve done!
Final advice from these professionals as well as tweaks to the costing process will prepare the young people for a day trading at Chapel Market on the 21st of March. With this real-life experience under their belts, the young people involved will enjoy Insight Days placed in Industry and a graduation ceremony at LSE towards the end of March.
We’re really glad to be able to support the young people in their first steps towards economic independence and very grateful to all those volunteers and partnering groups who have made Angel Entrepreneurs possible!