Little girls with dreams become women with vision.
The Envision Lead Grow Entrepreneurial Program consists of 4 parts:
The Envision Lead Grow program begins HERE, at one of our entrepreneurial immersion summer camps. Middle school girls from around your community will come together at a sleep-away camp to learn the building blocks of becoming an entrepreneur. Many of the girls start the session as strangers and will leave as great friends. Over the course of the summer program, participants will take part in exercises to help them think bigger, to apply entrepreneurial, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematic) infused skills to everyday life and to make better decisions. At the end of the summer immersion camp, these young women will leave with a solid business idea, a Passion Pitch they can use to sell their idea to others and confidence to take their company – and community – to the next level.
9-Month Mentoring Support
The Summer Immersion summer camp experience is just the beginning of the process for these budding Girl Bosses. We partner with adult mentors in each city where Envision Lead Grow sets up. After the summer camp is finished, female volunteers within the community step in to guide, to support and to be a sounding board for these young entrepreneurs. Over the course of the school year, the mentors check in with their young mentees to keep them on track.
All City, All Girls Webinars
It can be lonely to be in business for yourself, so Envision Lead Grow designed a way to ensure these young entrepreneurs never feel isolated. Aside from the check-ins with their mentors, ELG girls and mentors have the chance to meet each other through virtual meetings. Through these monthly video calls, the girls get to learn from ELG Founder Angela Reddix, as well as, each other. We believe that it is important to have a network of support through not only their ELG branch city mentor, but other ELG peers and mentors from all branches, too.
The Entrepreneur Institute
Envision Lead Grow will reward business owners who are committed to making their companies thrive. The Entrepreneur Institute is a multi-day field trip that will bring together the leaders of Fortune 500 companies, mentors and business educators. It’s an all-expenses paid trip for the girls who participate in the mentoring sessions, the All-City Webinars and the ELG business challenges. ELG Girl Bosses who are engaged in the program can earn a spot in The Entrepreneur Institute.
The ELG Class of 2018 will begin with Summer Immersion. This year, Summer Immersion is a one-week long, all-expenses paid, sleepaway camp hosted at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
Girl Bosses, new and returning, will have the option to attend Summer Immersion Sunday, July 8th – Saturday, July 14thOR Sunday, July 15th – Saturday, July 21st. After Summer Immersion, Girl Bosses will continue to grow through mentoring, webinars and conferences- Parts 2, 3, and 4 of ELG’s on-going, repeated-practice program.
Envision Lead Grow’s mission is to create 1,000 new girl bosses by 2020 nationwide!
This year, we are proud to partner with mentors and girl bosses from the following 9 cities:
Bowling Green, KY
Applications are now closed for the following ELG branch cities: Baltimore, MD — Memphis, TN — and Hampton Roads, VA