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Teaching Native Youth How to Generate Business Ideas

May 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

To register, please click: ntv.bz/youth

Teaching native youth skills for becoming financially independent is critical for the future of our tribal communities and future generations. Join Camille Koster, IDRS Youth Program Manager, for a webinar on how to help youth generate business ideas that will lead them toward financial independence and entrepreneurship.
Are you ready to teach youth how to take control of their financial future by starting a small business? In this interactive webinar, you will learn to teach youth how  to turn a good idea into a profitable business. In this session you will learn to assist youth in:
  • Generating ideas that are insightful and action oriented
  • How to assess their skills, abilities, talents, and interests that will assist them in starting a business
  • Learn to prioritize business ideas and identify the most feasible idea to move forward with
  • Identify their target market audience
  • Gain feedback through testing their idea with people in their target market by starting with family and friends

The workshop will take place on Thursday, May 27th at 11:00 am Pacific / 12:00 pm Mountain / 1:00 pm Central / 2:00 pm Eastern. The workshop is free and open all entrepreneurs.

This workshop will be delivered online utilizing the Zoom platform. The workshop can be taken on computers and smartphones.

About our presenter:
Camille KosterCamille Koster (Cherokee) serves as the Youth Program Manager for the IDRS Acorn Project. Through the program, she teaches youth how to explore entrepreneurship and create side hustles which provides them the opportunity to make money while continuing to focus on their education . She has worked in youth development and in nonprofit for the last 18 years, both writing and facilitating camps across the nation. She has co-facilitated camps with the Drug-Free Communities National Initiative, Students Working Against Tobacco, Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health, ONABEN, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and more. Camille dedicated five years of her youth development career as the Chief Operating Officer of Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma. She successfully assisted in one the largest youth entrepreneur programs as she helped build strategy and infrastructure for a cookie sale campaign that led to her local Council selling over 1 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies in Eastern Oklahoma.

Camille is a United States Navy Veteran and is proud to have represented the Cherokee Tribe in the military. During the time she served, only 15.4% of the military was comprised of Native American members, likewise, only 4% were female members. She has a Masters Degree in Organizational Management. Camille lives in Jenks, Oklahoma, is married to a Firefighter and has three children.

This workshop is being funded in part by the USDA Rural Development, the Small Business Administration, and the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.


May 27, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
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