Q: Is there a fee to participate in the program?
A: No, we are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our funding comes from grants & donors.
Q: How do we recruit students for the program?
A: We recruit our students from a wide range of networks, including but not limited to churches, schools, referrals, in-person interactions and social media.
Q: Can students outside of Ohio join?
A: We currently only serve girls in the central Ohio area, but plan to expand our reach as time goes by.
Q: Why do we only serve girls?
A: 40% of businesses in the United States are women owned. Which is up 114% from 20 years ago. This number is only going to continue to rise. Despite the limitations and assumptions that society often tries to place on women, we want to impart to the girls that their possibilities are infinite. We are only as limited as we allow ourselves to be. Furthermore, they have every right and ability to create beautiful, thriving, and successful careers in any and every field.
Q: Do we need volunteers?
A: We are always accepting volunteer applications, but their involvement is on an as-needed basis. Please note that we do require a background check and fingerprinting to work with our organization. You can locate the application by clicking on the "Volunteer Sign-up" tab.
Q: Why is a social security number required on the volunteer application?
A: Since our organization works with children and teenagers, we perform a background check and fingerprinting on all applicants prior to their involvement. Social Security numbers will only be used for this purpose and are NOT stored in our database or records.
Q: What does the mentor commitment consist of?
A: We are seeking successful women that own and run their own business. The mentor will have to be open to allowing the girls to shadow them for a day or two. We want the girls to get a glimpse of what the day-to-day life of an entrepreneur looks like and ask any questions freely.
Q: Do we provide preventive counseling?
A: We are working on bringing a counselor on staff, but at the moment we do not have any preventive counseling in place.
Q: How long is the course?
A: Our entrepreneurship program is a ongoing (12 week program) However, If your child would like to level up to the next phase, we encourage you to re-enroll her up to a year.
Q: Does your program offer semesters, or quarters?
A: We are on semesters.