“Economic Literacy Series Open to Greensboro Teens”
by Whitney Kenerly
“Summer is all fun and games for a teen until they realize they have no idea how to balance a checkbook. With a heated national discourse around the financial struggles of post-grads squeezed by student debt and low-income jobs, the Greensboro Public Library and Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union have teamed up for an Economic Literacy Summer Series.
The series consists of programs held from June 7 to August 5 designed by ReBuildUp, a company based in Greensboro that provides resources to “inspire the current and next generation of entrepreneurs about economics and business.”
Recap in pictures of ReBuildUp promoting the Economic Literacy Summer Series sponsored by Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union at the Teen Summit near the Greensboro Cultural Center Saturday, May 31st.
The crowds begin to form.
Nearby booths next to the Greensboro Public Library’s table. ReBuildUp’s section at the Greensboro Public Library’s table.
Thanks again to Bow Times for coming out to the Shift‘s monthly meeting at the Nussbaum Center. And thanks as well to all our business experts who came out and gave input.
From here, Noah is heading to Greensboro Partnership’s Triad Startup Lab 2014 which is a Greensboro based 10 week business accelerator for promising new businesses. Justin Streuli,Director of the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center (right), Noah Cameron,Owner of Bow Times (center), and Sam Funchess,President of the Nussbaum Center.
Justin Streuli modeling Bow Times‘ signature product.
Tomorrow on Wednesday, June 4th from 6-7pm at the Nussbaum Center will be Shift‘s monthly meeting (always the first Wednesday of the Month). Our startup guest will be Noah Cameron, a graduating high school entrepreneur looking for marketing and market access advice for his startup “Bow Times” which is a wooden bow tie company: https://www.facebook.com/BowTimes Join us as we help improve his business and maybe get some ideas for your own.
Shift is the entrepreneur group for the Nussbaum Center and regular volunteer organizer for ReBuildUp events. Shift meets regularly at the Nussbaum Center located on 1451 South Elm-Eugene Street near downtown Greensboro.
Come out to the Teen Summit at the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. this Saturday afternoon to learn more about ReBuildUp’s programs in person as we help promote the Economic Literacy Summer Series at the Greensboro Public Library table.
“The City of Greensboro is hosting a Teen Summit from 3-6 pm Saturday, May 31 at the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. Free food and refreshments will be served for all teenagers present from 4-5 pm, along with music and entertainment. The Teen Summit will help inform teens on what programs, events, and activities are available throughout the summer. More than 15 local service providers will be on hand with information for teens and providing guidance on such things as career development and how to become a leader in your community.”
By completing both games, players will be eligible to enter their own business concepts to the Cashless Incubator for review by area businesses in hopes of landing internships, jobs, or resources for their startup idea. Participants of the Jobs Course will not have to pay the minimal signup fee to enter the Cashless Incubator for six months thanks to a generous donation by Summit Credit Union.
For business owners, consider taking part by listing any available internships, jobs, or resources you’re willing to barter in exchange for skills. This will provide the newly economically literate graduates of ReBuildUp’s Jobs Course opportunities to apply for to further their futures. Sign up by Clicking Here.
If you have a teenager that can benefit from economic and entrepreneur literacy along with having an opportunity at an internship, job, or resources for their own startups through the Cashless Incubator, please come out for the event at:
Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship
1451 South Elm Eugene St
Greensboro, NC 27406