July 26, 2014 - August 3, 2014
Interested in owning your own business someday? Want some hands on experience in a business-like environment? Then join us this summer for our new Young Scholars Program: BizGenius camp!
Here's what you will be doing:
- Get real world experience in product development, marketing, planning, and financial management.
- Participate in a fun Apprentice-like competition with your peers.
- Learn practical knowledge and skills you'll need to eventually establish your own business.
- Bonus: All work and no play? Not here! Explore the world-famous museums and monuments in Washington, D.C., swim and shop until you drop at Rehoboth Beach, and
YSP BizGenius Staff:
Sofia Seitchik is the founder and owner of Global Deaf Women, a motivational speaker, and a Certified Business Transformation Coach. Sofia is enthusiastic about providing deaf-friendly business resources, training, coaching, and networking using American Sign Language. She helps women to discover their inner passion, life purpose and learn how to get paid for their expertise by developing business plans, products and marketing strategies to achieve their financial goals in the "Dream Big, Get Paid" Program. She is also hosting "Power of Me" retreats annually in Washington D.C. Sofia is delighted to inspire and lead the BizGenius Camp for Deaf Youth to learn and explore entrepreneurship at Gallaudet. Sofia utilizes her rich background of being raised in Russia, and traveling the world many times over to bring a uniquely global perspective to her leadership. She encourages others by demonstrating learning as she goes, and succeeding on nothing but her drive and zeal to make a difference everywhere in the world. She grew up in Samarkand, Uzbekistan and St. Petersburg, Russia, then at age 16, Sofia emigrated to New York City. She got her first job within two weeks without ASL and English. She graduated from Lexington School for the Deaf, and obtained a BA degree in Communication Arts at Gallaudet University. Sofia is featured in two books, “Passionate Lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing” By Karen Putz and "Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World" by Leah H. Cohen. She has been involved in leadership since her youth, including being the President of various organizations. She won Best Leadership awards from Gallaudet University three years in row, and has achieved many other leadership awards along her educational path. Sofia loves to travel internationally, and is a proud wife and mother to her two sons. Her dream is to see more deaf women entrepreneurs who are able to own a business and follow their dream. Visit her website: www.GlobalDeafWomen.com
Young Scholars Program: Biz Genius is limited to 15 participants. Act fast and sign up today!
Date of program: July 26 - August 3, 2014
Program fee: $750 (includes housing and meals)
Who can attend: Deaf and hard of hearing college-bound students currently in 9th-11th grades.
Must show evidence that you are enrolled in a standard, local, or general high school diploma - track program. Please submit an unofficial transcript and/or letter from guidance/school counselor. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Registration: Apply here.