Indian River State College awarded $100,000 to support entrepreneurship education and training
FORT PIERCE — Indian River State College (IRSC) has received a $100,000 Perkins grant from the Florida Department of Education’s Entrepreneurship Education and Training program to establish the IRSC Entrepreneurial Acceleration Revenue Network (E.A.R.N.). Project E.A.R.N. will utilize a three-pronged approach to help to cultivate entrepreneurial mindsets along the Treasure Coast. First, IRSC will recruit youth ages 16 to 18, traditionally underrepresented in entrepreneurship to participate in a Young Entrepreneurs’ Boot Camp. Next, IRSC will recruit teachers from partnering school districts to learn how to embed entrepreneurship education into their curriculum. Finally, IRSC will assist entrepreneurs from its four-county service region with establishing their business and developing long-term success strategies.
The award will be used to support the following activities:
• Present a Young Entrepreneurs’ Boot Camp (March 15-26)—At IRSC’s Young Entrepreneurs’ Boot Camp students ages 16 to 18 will gain firsthand knowledge in leadership and creating a new business. Participants will explore careers, experience a simulated work environment and receive mentorship from industry leaders.
• Offer Advanced Entrepreneurship Certification—New and current IRSC students may now enhance their entrepreneurial mindset and expand their entrepreneurial capabilities through a new Advanced Entrepreneurship Certification. The program teaches the fundamentals of starting and operating a business venture while presenting entrepreneurship as a viable career option.
• Launch Related Workshops and Events—An E.A.R.N. Speaker Series, an E.A.R.N. Educators’ Training program, and an IRSC Entrepreneurs’ Pitch Fair will all occur in 2021.
Through Project E.A.R.N., IRSC intends to establish a pipeline of entrepreneurial-minded leaders. For more information, about Project E.A.R.N., contact Master Instructor, Nicholas Brown, at the IRSC School of Business, at [email protected] or 772-462-7659.
Busch Rodeo coming to fairgrounds April 24th
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The 2nd Annual Busch Rodeo & Concert, hosted by the Busch Family Foundation, is set for Saturday, April 24 at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds. In addition to the heart-pounding action, the event features live music in a comfortable outdoor venue.
Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with great food, BBQ, beer and cocktails available for attendees to enjoy. Randy McNeely takes the stage at 5:30 p.m. and will perform until 7:00 p.m. when the rodeo begins. At the conclusion of the rodeo the lights go on for Country Artist Craig Campbell. He will entertain the crowd with some fan favorites until the event ends at 10:00 p.m.
This is a full-fledged, PRCA Certified Rodeo with action packed calf roping, bronco busting, bull riding (a fan favorite) and more. It’s fast paced, action-packed and fun for the whole family.
100% of the proceeds will be distributed to local non-profits throughout the community by the Busch Family Foundation, which was created to support, enrich and enhance our community. For tickets or more information visit buschrodeo.com.
Free Virtual Music program for seniors
For more information or to register for the FREE virtual music program for seniors, please email Eric at [email protected].
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Razvan Ilie crowned the 2021 King Of The Hill for the Youth Guidance Tennis Tournament Fundraiser
Razvan Ilie was crowned King of the Hill at the Youth Guidance Open Division finals. He is pictured with his daughters.
VERO BEACH — After weeks of local pros vying to be named King of the Hill, Razvan Ilie became the 2021 King of the Hill Open Division, and the 26th winner of the event which began in 1996. The final match, the Open Division exhibition, was played at The Boulevard in Vero Beach.
The King of the Hill Tennis Tournament is one of Youth Guidance's biggest fundraisers. This year's King of the Hill Tennis Tournament was played at The Boulevard in a short format, due to the pandemic. Only sponsors and their guests attended this year, due to social distancing guidelines. The matches were very exciting and highly competitive. Mikael Pernfors from the Boulevard won the 40's Division. Henner Lenhardt from Sea Oaks won the 50's Division for the sixth time. Razvan Ilie won the Open Division Finals and was crowned King of the Hill.
King of the Hill 50’s Division Winner, Henner Lenhardt of Sea Oaks Tennis Club.
“Each year, our King of The Hill Tennis Tournament raises funds for Youth Guidance mentoring programs and activities for children from low-income families in Indian River County,” said executive director, Phil Barnes. “We serve approximately 250 children, who without the support of this fundraiser would not have access to the free resources that our agency provides.”
King of the Hill 40’s Division Winner Mikael Pernfors from The Boulevard Tennis Club.
Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy is open all day, providing a safe place where students receive three meals and participate in one-on-one and group mentoring programs. The Children complete virtual school from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with state-of-the-art technology and caring tutors. From 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., they engage in group mentoring programs, including STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), life skills, recreational activities, and vocational training. All programs and meals are free for families.
If you are interested in learning more about Youth Guidance, please call 772.492.3933, or visit our website at www.youthguidanceprogram.org.
Remember Treasure Coast nonprofits
If you are in a position, consider a gift to a Treasure Coast nonprofit affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Find the needs of many area nonprofits and how to give at treasurecoastnonprofits.com
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