EventsSummer 2024 WeThrive High School Entrepreneur Camp

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Summer 2024 WeThrive High School Entrepreneur Camp

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
King Library


Incoming high school students, looking to end the 2024 summer with a little extra money in your pocket? Become a small business owner through the 2024 Summer WeThrive High School Entrepreneur Camp.

Teens will start out the summer by setting up their business, with hands-on lessons provided by the WeThrive online app. Teens will be responsible for completing lessons and working on their business outside of camp days. Teens will creating a business model, a plan to solve a community problem and/or sell their creative works, purchase supplies, then create a marketing plan. The second part will be creating their product or service, and selling at a Pop-Up Market, where they can take home earnings. Each business formed will be given up to $75 in seed funding provided by WeThrive and the San José Public Library Foundation.

Teens will have access to the TeenHQ MakerSpace to work on creating their product or service during the second half of the camp in July.

June dates and the July 20th Pop-Up Market date are considered mandatory for attendance. July Tuesday and Thursday dates are optional but encouraged for time to work on product or service creation and checking in with the librarian.

Want to know more? See our blog post that reviews the app-based learning software, WeThrive as an organization, and more about the structure of the program. 

Pre-registration begins Saturday, January 27th at 10AM and ends on Saturday, June 1st at 12PM. The first 20 registered individuals who attend our first day of camp, on Tuesday, June 11th will be accepted into the camp. Any vacancies will be filled using the waitlist. Please register if you're interested and are able to attend a majority of the camp days.

Once the camp begins, no additional individuals will be added.

The San José Public Library Foundation is a partner and sponsor of this program.

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Full Schedule

  • Tuesday, June 11: 5:30-7:00PM* - Introductions, Access, Set-Up & Lessons
  • Thursday, June 13: 5:30-7:00PM* - Social Impact, Solving Real Problems, Grouping
  • Tuesday, June 18: 5:30-7:00PM* - Products/Services, Target Audience, Differentiation
  • Thursday, June 20: 5:30-7:00PM* - Cost, Suppliers, Logo Creation
  • Tuesday, June 25: 5:30-7:00PM* - Marketing/Outreach, Distribution, Pitch Deck
  • Thursday, June 27: 5:30-7:00PM* - Check-Ins & MakerSpace Introduction
  • July 2 & 6: No Meetings – Holiday Week
  • Tuesday, July 9: 4:30-7:00PM - Check-Ins & MakerSpace
  • Thursday, July 11: 4:30-7:00PM - Check-Ins & MakerSpace
  • Tuesday, July 16: 4:30-7:00PM - Check-Ins & MakerSpace
  • Thursday, July 18: 4:30-7:00PM - Check-Ins & MakerSpace
  • Saturday, July 20: 1:00-5:00PM (Pop-Up Market, 2-4PM)*
Suitable for:
Teens, ages 12-18
Career & Business

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