YE Community Leader
TheYE Community Leader program challenges students to take an entrepreneurial spirit to create change in their community. Equipping students with in-depth business essentials, students will create, plan and execute a business plan/proposal for a community beautification project.
The program is both classroom and event-based, and consists of three elements: 1. in-class sessions led by the lead instructor or guest speaker; 2. field trips to local nonprofits with a debriefing session; 3. a beautification project in the local community
On top of strengthening previously learned business essentials, students will learn nonprofit essentials such as volunteer recruitment, sponsorship & donor acquisition, community engagement and event planning/coordinating.
Amongst other skills, students will:
Strengthen leadership and social & emotional skills
Understand needs in the local community
Prepare and deliver a business plan or grant proposal presentation
Develop soft skills - critical thinking, problem solving, delegating, working in teams
Gain specific industry knowledge and understanding through data analysis