InVenture Day Entrepreneurial Program For Urban Teens Set For Dec. 15

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Chattanooga’s first InVenture Day for inner city tweens will be held on Saturday.  InVenture Day is a one-day experiential program designed to stimulate entrepreneurial thinking and innovation.

During the six-hour program, 30 students will be challenged to create a unique product from a widget.
With assistance from community mentors, local entrepreneurs and educators, the
teams of tweens will move through the InVenture factory stations to develop, brand,
market and finance their product. At the end of the program, teams will pitch their
business idea to a panel of judges in a quick pitch competition.

The event will take place on the 4th Floor of the downtown Chattanooga Public Library.

"Entrepreneurship is crucial to the economic vitality of all communities," organizers said.  "Research shows that educational programs focused on non-cognitive entrepreneurial skills are best
developed at an early age and have spillover effects to subsequent entrepreneurial
knowledge and skill development in later years."

The Scenic City Angel initiative of Mark Making and the Chattanooga Public Library recognized the need for such educational opportunities and created the after-school program called InVenture Day.

Scenic City Angel will also be offering Inventure Day to interested middle school youth
church groups, after school programs and recreation centers during the spring of 2019.

For more information, contact Peggy Douglas at peggyvdouglas@yahoo.com or 423-618-
7231.

This program is funded in part by Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga.


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