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Become a Change Maker (Part 2): Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Pre-College Students

Instructor: Elizabeth Ngonzi NMH
Dates: TBA
Times TBA
Location: Via Zoom
Tuition: $1,350
Discounts: $2,100 for students who enroll both in this course (Part 2) and in Social Impact Career Explorations (Part 1).

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Course Description:
The second of a two-part pre-college Social Impact Intensive Program with ISII Founder and Executive Director, Elizabeth Ngonzi (a New York-based international social sector leader, educator and executive coach), this highly interactive course will introduce you to Social Entrepreneurship -- an emerging field that involves the development of new approaches and business models to address some of society's toughest challenges (such as, for example, environmental erosion, health and educational disparities, and animal welfare).· It is designed to enable you to:

  1. Learn about the unique role social enterprises play in the social impact sector
  2. Discover some of the visionaries who innovatively solve society's challenges through enterprises that "do good" in the world and "do well" financially
  3. Develop and deliver a social enterprise concept presentation based on a course-long case study
  4. Learn through a combination of case studies, personal coaching, self-paced study, recorded webinars, guest speakers and interactive exercises

In this course, you will:

  1. Learn how social enterprises are developed and run
  2. Begin developing the essential analytical, problem solving, and presentation skills needed by change makers and other professionals
  3. Gain an understanding of the business operations and management principles, and the funding sources, that are critical to the success of social enterprises
  4. Develop and present a social enterprise concept that will form part of your portfolio as you advance in your academic and professional career
  5. Meet and interact with other aspiring change makers (your classmates) and with world-class social entrepreneurs, as you begin to develop a network through which you can increase your impact


Distinguished Guest Speakers:

●      Bernard Ross, Director, The Management Centre (UK) / National Arts Fundraising School and Six-Time (and Award-Winning) Author

●      Jacob Lief, Founder and CEO of Ubuntu Pathways and Author of I Am Because You Are

●       Stéphane B. Jean-Baptiste, Co-Founder/COO, Kreyol Essence® and Shark Tank Alumnus


Resources We Will Use:

●      Elizabeth Ngonzi's Organizational Storytelling Framework for Change Makers based on her 2013 TEDx Talk at Cornell University: "Want Your Enterprise to Change the World? Start With Yourself!"

●      Guest Speaker Bernard Ross's Book, Change for Good: Using Behavioural Economics for a Better World

●      Guest Speaker Jacob Lief's Book, I Am Because You Are

●      Other TED Talks

●      Recorded webinars

●      Social entrepreneurship case studies

●      Current articles about social entrepreneurship

Although this course can certainly be taken on its own, it would be useful to first complete Become a Change Maker: Social Impact Career Explorations for Pre-College Students (Part I) - in which you will go through a process of self-discovery that is beneficial for envisioning the kind of enterprise that aligns with your own values, interests and strengths.



This course is most suited for pre-College students who have just completed 10th, 11th or 12th grade and who have an interest in social entrepreneurship.  When registering for the course, applicants are requested to submit 2-3 sentences about their experience and interest in the social sector (e.g., organizing a fundraiser, volunteer work). Students applying for both Parts 1 and 2 only need to submit once.


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