daisyCalling all innovative Bay Area youth ages 16-24. Apply by November 1 for the Youth Hub Fellowship, a yearlong social enterprise training and co-working program. Collaborate with peers, mentors and the business community to create your own social enterprise project (a business whose primary mission is to solve a social problem). Youth Hub Fellows will: learn how to create a business model, be supported by a professional mentor, utilize a co-working office space with computers, internet and media equipment (available mon-fri 12-8pm), and participate in a pitch event with access to at least $1000 in seed funding. Apply by clicking HERE

Youth HUB Fellows will gain:

  • Business skills: develop a business model, strategy and 10-minute pitch presentation
  • Personal skills: increase 21st Century (www.p21.org) skills (collaboration & teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, public speaking, leadership, etc.)
  • Seed funding & resources: receive access to business advisors, pro bono support and financial opportunities to support launch of an enterprise
  • Mentorship: work with professional mentors from Impact HUB Oakland and the local business community
  • Civic engagement experience: implement a product or service that benefits the community

Youth HUB Fellows have access to the Youth Impact Hub co-working space at United Roots. To utilize these facilities Fellows can come during drop-in hours or schedule usage of a particular amenity as needed. Some of the Youth HUB program amenities include:

    • Open work space (work alongside other youth in the main areas; share ideas and network)
    • Office space (schedule usage of an office to work on a personal project or meet with a client)
    • Computer lab (access to computers with internet and media arts software)
    • Conference room (reserve this room to hold important meetings)
    • Multi-purpose conference room (check out this area for large group meetings, film screenings, dance & theater rehearsals, photo shoots or green screen filming)
    • Media labs (rent a sound proof lab that includes media equipment for music recording, graphic design and video editing)
    • Career center (utilize the phone, fax machine and copy machine for things related to employment, education and housing)
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