PROGRAMS

 Intro to Social Entreprenuership
Intro to Social Entreprenuership

Our Intro to Social Entrepreneurship is an interactive, one hour workshop that teaches participants about how to use business as a tool for positive social change and inspires them with examples of local youth who have created their own social enterprise projects.

 Passion Purpose Project
Passion Purpose Project

The Passion Purpose Project is a customizable workshop series that guides participants through the process of creating a business model for their own social enterprise projects. This program is ideal for schools or organizations with participants who have already developed an idea for a community benefiting project and want to learn how to develop a business model and professional presentation for their idea.

 Lean Accelerator
Lean Accelerator

Youth Impact Hub Lean Accelerator supports youth in testing their idea using some of the most innovative approaches in business like design thinking, lean start-up and rapid proto-typing. The 18 hour training provides participants with the tools and processes to positively impact the world around them through the development of a Social Enterprise.

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Youth Hub Fellowship is a year-long social enterprise incubation training program for low-income youth ages 18-24 to create enterprise projects that increase personal income and directly address problems in the communities.

  • 4 months of intensive social enterprise training to develop a business model strategy
  • Professional adult mentorship
  • Access to co-working space for up to 3-years, including office amenities
  • A pitch event, where youth present their social enterprise proposal with access to a minimum of $1000 in seed funding per team
  • 8 months of follow up coaching, training and networking events

Interested in joining us?

OPPORTUNITY NETWORK

The Opportunity Network is an ecosystem of resources for elevating youth-led innovation by connecting emerging youth leaders in low-income communities in Oakland to local economic and personal development opportunities. This year-round program provides ongoing support to Youth Hub Fellows and the Oakland’s Emerging 100 (a citywide initiative in partnership with Youth Business USA).

Oakland’s Emerging 100

Oakland’s Emerging 100

Oakland’s Emerging 100 (OE100) is a multi-sector collaboration with Youth Business USA and the City of Oakland, to prepare, launch and grow 100+ young entrepreneurs each year. OE 100 is creating a pathway to business ownership for underrepresented entrepreneurs in Oakland.

Co-Working Space

Co-Working Space

Members of the Youth Hub have access to the co-working space. To utilize facilities members can come during drop-in hours or schedule a particular amenity. Some of these amenities includes:

• Open work space
• Office/Conference space
• Computer lab
• Media labs
• Career center

Adult Ally Program

Adult Ally Program

Youth Impact Hub Oakland offer’s mentoring & advising opportunities as a way to deepen ones impact and commitment to the Oakland community and its’ future. Adult allies share their knowledge and experience with Youth Hub participants to support the thinking and leadership of young social change agents.

Personal Development

• Healing & wellness practices
• Professional & Personal Coaching
• Rites of Passage

Career Development

• Paid Apprenticeships
• Full-­Time Employment

Business Development

• Entrepreneurship training
• Eco-­system of support for Youth-­Led Businesses
• Visibility & Marketing for Youth-­Made products

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