Youth Entrepreneur Day to focus on downtown innovation

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For insight into Richmond’s future, we ought to consult with local youth who are, naturally, Richmond’s future.

This Saturday, Nov. 17, young adults, including high school students, are invited to a unique Youth Entrepreneur Day event, where they will be challenged with coming up with innovative solutions for downtown Richmond.

The free event, presented by the Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) with support from a grant from the Chevron Modernization Project Environmental and Community Investment Agreement (ECIA), will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nevin Community Center, 598 Nevin Ave., and will include a continental breakfast and lunch for students and volunteer mentors.

“In this one-day, project-based, intensive learning experience, students engage in and apply entrepreneurial and collaborative 21st century learning by solving challenges within the community,” according to RMSI. “High school students and young adults from Richmond will work in groups with their classmates and participate in brainstorming/idea generating and ice-breaking techniques and exercises.”

Teams will be provided with business planning packets, a laptop and flash drive that contains a PowerPoint Slide Template, and they will be paired with volunteer mentors and Richmond Main Street Youth Committee members. Staff at the Richmond Main Street Initiative will also be on hand to assist.

To RSVP for this event, click here.

See the flyer for more information.

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