Be A Part of It: Volunteer!

It takes help from the community to present these young people with this wonderful opportunity. If you're interested in investing 2-5 hours of your time to help inspire our youth, please read the list of ways you can get involved below.

All coordination and materials are provided, all we need is your expertise and feedback. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible as your schedule allows!

To volunteer or learn more, contact Karen Brooks at kbrooks@hcoe.org or 707-445-7563.

To learn more about how the contest works, visit the Contest Info page.

 

Phase 1: SHARE YOUR STORY
January 6 to February 13, 2017
During the school day you can inspire students to discover and enter a business idea as a 60-90 second video pitch.

 

Phase 1: BE AN IDEA JUDGE
February 16-25, 2017
Review the student “pitch” videos and score them to help select 40 Semi-finalists.

 

Phase 2: COACH IN A WORKSHOP
March 13-18: Concept Development
March 20-25: Marketing
March 27-April 1: Financial Planning
Monday afternoons at HCOE, Eureka
Wednesday lunch at Arcata High Library
Thursday afternoon at Fortuna High

Each week is a coaching theme to help students better understand their concept to answer their 13 Business Questions.

 

Phase 2: BE AN ANSWER SET JUDGE
April 10-17, 2017

Review and score the students’ answer sets to select the 4 Finalists and 5 Contenders.

 

Phase 3: BE A MENTOR
April 17 to May 25, 2017

One-on-one coaching to help continue to refine the youth business concept.

 

Phase 3: BE A CONCEPT JUDGE
May 17 at HCOE 1 to 6 p.m.

Provide feedback and coaching on speech style, body language, presentation elements as well as overall strength of concept as the Finalists practice their “pitch.”

May 15 at HCOE 1 to 6 p.m.
Five Contenders pitch their less developed idea for feedback to further their concept.

 

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