The California Black Chamber Foundation and The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship has partnered to provide training materials to Local Chambers who want to set up an entrepreneur program in their chamber.
The Jr. Black Chamber seeks to empower and educate young adults by providing more choices as young students move forward onto college and/or vocational trade schools and beyond. The program is created to give them basics in financial literacy, business development skills, business etiquette, and leadership skills.
Participation is through your local Black Chamber of Commerce. Youth participate in a 6-8 week entrepreneur training course that usually begins in February The training Program consists of Business Mechanics – how to write a business plan; Financial Literacy; Jr. Chamber Mentorship/Partnership program; and Workforce/Business Partnership where youth are paired with small business to get hands on training and leadership.
Once students have participated/ completed any and/or all of the sessions, they will receive a certificate of completion from their local Chamber of Commerce. There is no fee for students to become members of the Jr. Black Chamber.
JBC Successful Economics
Financial Literacy for the young adult – explores personal finance and Basic Banking Services, ABC’s of Checking/Saving/Investing/Credit; Money management
•Needs & wants
•Debt, gross income
Skills developed: Decision making, following directions interpreting data, critical thinking, role playing, working in groups
JBC Mo Money Program
Will teach students about earning, spending, sharing and saving money and about businesses they can start or jobs they can perform to earn money. As the world faces further economic uncertainty, it is important that we equip our children with the financial literacy skills they need to make wise decisions in how they spend and save their money. CBCCF/JBC is committed to a statewide focus on financial literacy for young students and will assist local chambers around the state to promote this program.
JBC Mind Your Own Business
Entrepreneurship curriculum focus on social studies, reading and writing skills, speaking and presentation skills using Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program materials; Business language, how to write and present your resume. Business basics, business plan, dress for success, conflict management and diversity in the workplace.
•Dress for success
Jr. Black Chamber Cultural Program
•Juneteenth Educational Activities
The Juneteenth event is a cultural experience that encourages young students to explore the roots of their culture. Students should participate in planning a Juneteenth event and have the opportunity to present a spoken word or song to show that they understand the meaning of the holiday. They can be recognized for their participation and expression of their knowledge of their own history (June 19th of each year).
Youth Business Summit & Scholarship Program
The California Black Chamber Foundation is proud to provide 10-15 $1,000 scholarships each year to deserving youth with a 2.0 GPA or better to who will be attending a 4 year college or vocational school. Applicants will complete an application, write an essay on entrepreneurship, and participate in the annual Youth Entrepreneur Summit held in August of each year.
Youth in Radio Project
This program is developed so that high school students have the opportunity to learn about the radio industry. Students should set up an internship with their local radio station and co-partner with KDEE FM-97.7. For more details contact CBCC Foundation at 916-463-0177
Job Shadow Day
JBC Job Shadow Day Program should be established in your local community with other youth agencies. One day internships can be established. A typical day in the life of a CEO or other executive in a small business environment and takes students into the workplace to learn and get hands on training about careers. At CBCCF we believe it is better to lead by example and show our youth different careers through one-on-one, on-site orientation and hands-on experience.