Young Entrepreneurs

Generation Innovation supports youth in taking control over their outcomes. Furthermore, our community is comprised of individuals between the ages of 13 and 24 years old. Our young entrepreneurs experience our three pathways over the course of their membership.
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Firstly, you will experience real-world entrepreneurship through a variety of programs. Also, you will take on a leadership role to address real-world issues through social innovation. Lastly, you will be able to find innovative ways to develop for your future careers. However, life is about more than conducting business. Thus, we provide fun and engaging activities for you to build skills and network with others!

Entrepreneurship connects communities, strengthens the economy, attracts visitors, and promotes a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Young Entrepreneurs - Youth Membership - Youth Application

What does it mean to be a youth member?

As a youth member, you join a community of passionate entrepreneurs. Furthermore, you enter a safe space where you can try innovative and entrepreneurial endeavors without the fear of failure. Our community and leadership are here to support you in taking control of your future. Nonetheless, members participate in conferences, social outings, internships, and more!

Can only public school students participate?

No, the best part of our membership is your participation is open regardless of your school. Furthermore, we believe access should be open regardless of your academic options. Thus, you can apply as long as you reside in one of our active states. However, the experience a public school, private school, and homeschool student has can vary depending on your ability to connect and engage with others in our community. Nonetheless, it doesn’t change the outcomes and resources you will have access to.

School-Participation

Which programs do I have access to?

As an independent member, you will have access to a variety of resources. However, depending on your membership level your access will increase. Those can be reviewed in the eligibility criteria section of the youth membership. Nonetheless, we have outlined the key elements that all independent members have access to.

Community Partnerships - Talent - Business-Takeover

Entrepreneurship

Business Plan Competition
Soft Business Launch Conference
Entrepreneurship Fellowship
Online Networking Community
Virtual Training Modules and Materials

Adventure Based Leadership

Leadership

Think Tank
Social Innovation Conference
Adventure Based Leadership
In-Person Leadership Socials
Virtual Training Modules and Materials

Job Shadow

Career

Job Shadowing
Summer Internships
Personal Brand Development
Virtual Training Modules and Materials

Organization-Community

Can I start a group with my friends?

The short answer is yes! Right now we accept group applications, which does reduce the per member rate for groups of five (5) or more. However, for individuals under the age of 18 you will need their respective parent/guardians permission for them to participate in programs. We recommend contacting us at [email protected] for support and reviewing the application requirements with you and your friends.

Youth Membership

Eligibility

Firstly, youth membership is open to everyone who wishes to apply. However, there is criteria you must meet for approval of your membership. Also, you must maintain alignment with the criteria to maintain membership.

Age Requirements
Most importantly, memberships are available to any person of good character, between the ages of thirteen (13) and twenty-four (24). Furthermore, the definition of good character is having integrity, honesty, accountability, and self-control.
Location
Secondly, you must reside in a state that Generation Innovation operates. A list of our locations can be found at https://geninnovation.net/locations. However, you do not need to reside in a county or city we serve. Nonetheless, if you want us to bring our programs to your state then [email protected] so we are aware of your interest.
Socioeconomic Status
Also, membership is available to candidates regardless of socioeconomic status. Furthermore, we welcome youth from all levels of the income spectrum. Additionally, you may apply regardless of your ethnic and national status for membership.
Membership Fee
Application for membership is free of charge. However, all members need to make full payment on their membership promptly each year. You may increase or decrease your membership status based on the membership fees outlined below. Also, you must complete any scholarship and financial aid requests promptly to be eligible for a fee reduction.
Entrepreneurship/Social Innovation
You should have an interest in exploring and learning about entrepreneurship and social innovation. However, you do not need to start a business or take classes in entrepreneurship. Furthermore, most programs will revolve around looking at career development through an entrepreneurial and innovative lens.
Competition
You will need to participate in at least one business plan competition or social innovation competition in your first 3 years of membership. You may choose to compete by yourself, with a team of friends, or with other members of Generation Innovation, the choice is yours. Nonetheless, it should be on a topic area you’re interested in creating a solution.
Young Entrepreneurs

Membership Fees

Youth Membership

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarships and financial aid are applied to your participation in Generation Innovation programs. However, we do not apply scholarships and financial aid to event attendance. Also, financial aid is applied to your annual membership fee once your information is updated each year. Furthermore, you gain access to scholarship funds by completing your Member Profile. Access to financial aid is provided for the upcoming fall when you complete your Family Financial Report (FFR) by March 30 of each year. Nonetheless, we have provided an aid calculator below to estimate your award.

Youth Membership

Application

Applying to become a member is free of charge. However, upon approval, your annual fee will be due within 15-days of notification. Also, notification of your status is dependent on the information you provide. Furthermore, scholarship and financial aid application decisions are made within 15 business days of receiving the information from you. However, applications without requests for a scholarship or financial aid are reviewwed within 5 business days for applications.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member. However, our application will become available on May 30, 2020. Nonetheless, you can complete the below form and we will email you when the application is available.

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