Student volunteers needed to plan an external event

Help to organize an Entrepreneur event for August 2016

Skills for Change is looking for students to volunteer for an event that will take place on August 12, 2016. The Entrepreneur Fair will be an event aimed for entrepreneurs of all ages but is primarily focused on increasing awareness about entrepreneurship for youth. The entrepreneur fair will be a cohesion of the “Be the Boss” race and a new event (similar to a pop-up shop and a fair) where entrepreneurs can share their expertise and products/services with high school students and the rest of the community.

Here is some more info on the “Be the Boss” event:

Be the Boss is a one day event where youth aged 12-19 years old compete against each other in teams to find the most and best resources in the City to help bring their business idea to life. Participants travel by TTC across the City in a race to complete a series of questions, activities and challenges on how to start a business. The event culminates with a pitch presentation and celebration complete with great prizes and surprises. This fun filled event occurs on International Youth Day, August 12, 2016 to celebrate youth and educate them about what it takes to be a boss and a small business owner. Transportation for all participants will be provided for this event.

Skills for Change is looking to arrange a group of students who may need their 40 volunteer hours to become a part of their organizing committee. If interested, please contact:

Zabrina Dacres
Community Development Associate, Youth Programs
Employment and Community Development Department
416-658-3101 ext.300

Skills for Change, 791 St. Clair West, Toronto
Twitter: @SkillsforChange


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