Friends of GT Scholars – A challenge for Young Entrepreneurial minds!

Friends of GT Scholars – A challenge for Young Entrepreneurial minds!

Ah Friday! We meet again! Another week is done and dusted! How has your week been so far? It’s been quite a productive week on our side with the first official Youth Board meeting that took place yesterday and two brand new programmes that will be launched over the next few weeks. Last week I told you about the new B-Inspired programme, an online community for young people, and this week I’d like to tell you about a new challenge for young entrepreneurs!

Spread the word – Global Teenpreneur is here!
It’s with a lot of excitement that we introduce the Global Teenpreneur Challenge to you! This competition has been co-designed with our scholars. As part of the competition, young people aged 13-17, will get to work in teams to develop their entrepreneurial skills, launch their business, get exposure to entrepreneurial companies and take part in individual and group challenges, with cash prizes up for grabs! If you or your company would like to get involved, please get in touch. And if you know of any young person or a parent who’d be interested, please share this link with them.

Online workshop facilitators needed!
As you might already know, we’re currently moving all our workshops online so we can continue to provide young people with learning activities during this time. These workshops will have a range of topics including entrepreneurship, coding, financial literacy, and growth-mindset. If you have workshop facilitating experience and would like to help us to run these workshops, or also know of anyone who’d like to get involved, please get in touch!

Volunteering in the new term?
Firstly, a huge shout out to everyone who volunteered this term! You guys rock! The current term is about to end and with the new term just around the corner, I’d like to find out if you would be available to volunteer next term. Online volunteer tutors schedule weekly 1-hr sessions and mentors divide their sessions up into monthly 2-hour or bi-weekly 1-hr sessions. If you would like to sign up as an online volunteer tutor or mentor for the next 12-week term starting mid September, please let me know! It would be great to have you on board!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Marilyn van Heerden

GT Scholars
Friends of GT Scholars Volunteers