Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region is partnering with The LITE House Entrepreneur Center of Athens to offer a free online entrepreneurship camp.
"Spark: A Camp for Young Entrepreneurs," which will take place online June 15 through 19, is for students in the sixth through eighth grades.
The LITE House is an entrepreneurial resource center in Athens which is "focused on cultivating and growing local businesses."
This is the second year The LITE House has offered an entrepreneurship camp for students. However, organizers have now decided to hold it online to promote social distancing.
"With the current pandemic situation, we felt it was best to keep the Spark Camp virtual at this point. We are excited to partner with Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region this year," said Anne Montgomery, director of The LITE House. "They are skilled at providing digital education that centers around basic business principles. This works well with our mission to share entrepreneurship education to the youth of our area.”
Jennifer Pennell-Aslinger, president of Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region, said the two organizations working together represents "the perfect partnership to inspire more middle-schoolers to obtain entrepreneurial skills."
This partnership also means the camp will now be available to students in all the counties Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region serve — Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk.
Students in the online camp will receive quality instruction time via Zoom. A trained instructor on basic business topics targets the goal of developing an entrepreneurial mindset.
After the day's lesson, students will have an activity to complete at home before the next day's Zoom session.
There will be a morning cohort meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and an afternoon cohort from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Each cohort will have a maximum of 10 students.
Though there is an initial limit of 20 students, Pennell-Aslinger said the organizers are considering adding more camp cohorts, if there is a demand for them.
Parents can register their student for Spark Camp at www.yourlitehouse.com.
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