The Brave Heart Entrepreneurial Youth Camp (BHEYC) is a Washington, DC based nonprofit, that was born out of a strong desire and essential need to support and promote the benefits of youth entrepreneurship education.
The camp is a year-round enrichment program designed to promote and encourage early awareness and involvement in entrepreneurship and financial literacy education activities among youth ages 8-12. The program provides meaningful practical opportunities for youth to engage in both after school and during the summer months.
Our Brave Heart Entrepreneurship Academy is designed to offer teen youth targeted support and mentoring that makes entrepreneurship a tangible, achievable alternative to creating a healthy, happy, and prosperous life for themselves as they transition from young adults to adults.
Both programs attempt to offer the best hands-on, minds-on experience that will help prepare our youth for Today, Tomorrow, and Forever.
The Brave Heart Entrepreneurial Youth Camp and the Brave Heart Entrepreneurship Academy have one primary agenda, which is to provide support and service that offers youth from disadvantaged communities' easy access to entrepreneurship resources and the opportunity to experience an entrepreneurship and financial literacy education. In an effort to ensure that the curriculum content is understood each program uniquely caters to a specific age group.
Our program aims to play a very important role in fostering positive youth development through entrepreneurship education. We have set the bar high for our organization given the reality that we must and will produce future entrepreneurs with competencies to be successful contributors in society.
Our program seeks to prepare youth, to be responsible, enterprising individuals who become entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial thinkers and who contribute to economic development and sustainable communities.
The work we do is not based on a text book only format. Instead, students are immersed in real life learning experiences where they have an opportunity to take risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes.
"If we want America's young people to be fully prepared to succeed in the 21st century, nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset--via widespread use of youth entrepreneurship education programs must become a core part of the American educational system. If such an education for entrepreneurship is provided, especially in high school, it would have a lifelong effect on students' thinking and actions, and significantly contribute to their career success as adults, regardless if whether they ever launch an enterprise. Entrepreneurship education for youth also would make lasting contributions to social mobility, communities, and economic growth."