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Build-a-Business Camp
July 12-16, 2015
Presented by Commerce Bank

"Where youth biz ideas become reality!"

Are you interested in learning how to earn your own income, work at something you love, or take up a cause to make a difference?  Explore the world of entrepreneurs and get ready to start something!  Meet new friends, experience life on campus, and team up with students, entrepreneurs, social media experts, and business advisors who can help you.  At camp, you will gain the confidence, connections, and a course of action to make your imprint on the world as a young entrepreneur!

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Why youth should attend?

It’s fun! It’s hands-on! It’s educational! It’s meeting new people! It’s right now!

What youth are saying:

Examples of youth micro-business ideas:

100% of youth said camp strengthened an existing business idea or inspired a new one. 81% were more confident they would pursue entrepreneurship following camp!

Why parents should send...

Today’s young people (or Generation Z, born since 1994) are being called the entrepreneurial generation.  More than two-thirds of high school students say they would like to start their own business someday.  Kids begin to learn marketable skills and habits early which contribute to success throughout their lives. 

Entrepreneurial skills are becoming more valued within the workforce in education, industry, and government, and for starting for-profit or non-profit ventures.

At Build-a-Business Camp, youth ages 12-18...

Life skills youth take away from their camp experience include: goal-setting, wise use of resources, teamwork, problem-solving, record keeping, a greater sense of self-determination for the future, and more!

Why communities should sponsor...

Letter to community leaders

Local home-grown entrepreneurs are the new economic engine for local communities, creating jobs and generating new investment. 

Communities who invest in entrepreneurs define themselves as entrepreneur-friendly, cultivate new talent, and give young people more options, including a local "address for success."

Local organizations can financially sponsor one or more local students to attend camp this summer.  Organizations can identify youth they wish to support, or partner with local schools or youth programs to name students ready for camp.

A full or partial scholarship for a young person to attend Build-a-Business Camp is an investment in discovering and developing a new generation of community entrepreneurs!

$500 - full scholarship (overnight campers)
$270 - full scholarship (day or commuter campers)

Organizations providing scholarships will be recognized as camp sponsors and invited to attend the final day luncheon and youth biz pitch competition!

2015 Build-A-Business Camp Sponsors:

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First State Community Bank
Citizens Bank of Eldon & Versailles

For more information about Summers @ Mizzou
Build-a-Business Camp, contact:

Steve Henness

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