Youth Entrepreneurship

Biz Camp & Biz Institute
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Turn Your Idea Into A Business

Biz Institute is available to students 13-18 years of age.

Biz Institute Dates:

October 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023
Days: 1st and 3rd Saturdays
Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Location: Virtual Class – ZOOM MEETINGS

Biz Institute is a FREE intensive VIRTUAL year-round program, including interactive activities, and guest speakers aimed at providing students with a solid business background and ultimately launching their business.

At this time, two competitions are slated for youth participants that will commence this spring.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2022, or until spaces are filled. Space is limited.

Mandatory Parent and Student Interview: Zoom Interviews for the student and the parents must be conducted prior to acceptance into the program.

Application Process:
The Biz Institute selection committee will review all applications and recommendations. Selections will be based on the applicant’s answers to the essay questions and their recommendations. Please complete the application in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If selected to participate, you must agree to complete the program in its entirety.

For more information, please contact Rhonda Holbert 310.968.2573 or email

Rhonda Holbert and Crystal Mitchell


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Student Information

To be completed by the student - The following questions are about the applying student.
Birth Date(Required)
What is your ethnicity?(Required)
Are you currently enrolled in school?(Required)
Does the school have a free lunch program?(Required)
Have you ever taken NFTE in school, summer program or an after school program?(Required)
Do you have a computer with a camera or a laptop that can be used for duration class?(Required)
Do you have internet access at home?(Required)
How did you hear about BizCamp/Institutue(Required)

“The Urban League taught me to not only believe in my business, but also to believe in myself. It has shown me that entrepreneurship can be profitable.”
April Tate

BizCamp Participant

“BizCamp helped me gain a new view and mindset about starting a business. It has shown me that there is more to a business than a good idea.”
Christopher Young

BizCamp Participant