Over the summer, five Babson College students led two groups for the Needham and Wellesley Housing Authority in a 5-week, 100-hour Summer Corps Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, administered by Babson’s Bernon Center for Public Service.
The program focuses on building leadership and teamwork skills, confidence and self-esteem, public speaking, critical thinking, and creativity for 20 low-income middle school students.
The program empowers the students by challenging them to create a business in partnership with a nonprofit. The students create a product related to the mission of their nonprofit and complete a Babson-created curriculum that guides them through the fundamentals of management and entrepreneurship.
This past summer the students partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Health and Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center.