The Future Founders Summer 2020 Virtual Programming Schedule is here!
Future Founders, a non-profit organization that believes every youth can become an entrepreneur, today announced its full slate of virtual programming aimed at empowering Chicago middle and high school students with the skills they need to build innovative solutions to the global problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Future Founders’ slate of spring and summer online programming – offered free of charge to Chicago Public School students – includes the Pitch for Good Middle School Challenge and the organization’s first-ever virtual “Be Your Own Boss” Summer Internship, where up to 60 Chicago high school students will participate in a paid learning opportunity that helps them develop their entrepreneurial skill sets and connect them with the Chicago startup community.
Read on for more info about each of the programs:
The Pitch for Good Middle School Challenge is officially underway!
The Pitch for Good Challenge is a self-paced, virtual pitch competition designed for the young problem solvers, leaders, and changemakers who have an idea to help solve the problems people face every day.
From now until June 15, any current middle school student enrolled in Chicago Public Schools or charter schools can sign up and pitch their idea. Participation is 100% online and completely free, and the top three ideas will walk away with a brand new tablet!
Know someone who might be interested in participating? Learn more and sign up today!
Apply today for a paid virtual summer internship!
Be Your Own Boss is a two-week paid virtual summer internship open to high school students currently enrolled in Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Charter Schools. Throughout the experience, interns will connect remotely to learn the ins and outs of entrepreneurship, engage with members of the Chicago startup community, and apply the skills they learn on an internship project, working with their peers to develop and pitch a new business idea.
There are two cycles of the Be Your Own Boss Summer Internship, with the first one kicking off July 6. Apply by June 12 for your chance to be a part of this great paid learning opportunity!
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