ELG’s signature program, beginning in 2017, includes education, training, and applied STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) infused entrepreneurial learning through summer camps at local universities, year-round mentorship, monthly webinars, and annual conferences to young girls.

However, due to COVID 19, ELG adapted and created programming in response to the increased challenges and barriers inflicted on youth as a direct result of the pandemic. ELG offers online learning options that includes monthly team mentoring, workshops, STEM labs, assignments, and challenges focusing on entrepreneurship holistically to include elements of financial education, mental wellness, economic development and community revitalization/ stabilization, racial justice, and so much more.

All programming is offered at no cost to the student or their family.

Beginning July 10th of 2022, ELG will lead two in-person, week-long immersive entrepreneurial educational experience located at Norfolk State University and the Elder’s House. Attending girl bosses have participated in ELG’s programming for two to five years, committing to year-round mentoring sessions, assignments, and webinars, and have shown the most dedication to learning, leading, and making their businesses profitable. This year’s summer camp curriculum will include daily programming encompassing ELG’s four pillars: entrepreneurship, leadership, social advocacy, and scholarship.

Girl bosses from across the country will learn how to identify and express themselves as leaders affecting positive social change, including racial justice, through entrepreneurship, college readiness, financial literacy, and workforce development. In addition to workshops facilitated by ELG, girl bosses will engage in interactive workshops led by guest speakers and subject matter experts as well as hands-on learning off-site via small business field trips and community service-learning projects.

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