Next Meeting

Youth Entrepreneurship Education: A Call to Action
Thursday, March 20, 2014
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Burnham Brook Community Center
200 W. Michigan Avenue, downtown Battle Creek
Light refreshments will be provided

How do we foster creativity and critical thinking in the next generation?  What opportunities currently exist to help young people build the employment skills they need to lead successful, productive lives? Entrepreneurship is one of the most important engines that drive our economy. Youth entrepreneurship education allow students to learn and practice skills that will help them “make a job” not just “take a job.”

Cheryl Peters from Battle Creek-based Generation E Institute will share information about their efforts to increase youth entrepreneurship education in Battle Creek.  Their program is designed to help students unleash their creative skills, explore career pathways, start their own businesses, gain employability skills and experience the relevance of education to their lives.

Josh Etheridge, owner of ClienTec LCC and 2010 graduate of Lakeview High School, will share his story about launching his business as a result of his participation in the Generation E Institute program.  Hear from a young entrepreneur about the value of entrepreneurship education and how he has taken an idea and turned it into his career.

Please join us as we discuss opportunities for youth entrepreneurship education in our community. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, student or community member, we want and need your ideas and suggestions to support youth and entrepreneurship in Battle Creek. Generation E hopes to identify and engage at least 20 individuals to serve as program facilitators and educators for the initiative in several Battle Creek neighborhoods.

Please invite a colleague, a friend or a neighbor to join us.  All of our meetings are free and open to the public.  Everyone is welcome.  Share your knowledge, ideas and experiences.  Learn more about the community, connect with others and engage in a meaningful and worthwhile conversation.  Your participation is important!

You’re Invited – Center for Michigan Conversation
MiWorks! is hosting a Center for Michigan Conversation on Monday, March 17th from 1 – 2:30 p.m. at Battle Creek MiWorks! Service Center located at 135 Hamblin Avenue in downtown Battle Creek. Help shape the focus of the November 2014 election and Michigan’s path for 2015 and beyond. You’re invited to a conversation to learn more about the key issues impacting our state and to share your priorities for Michigan’s future! Click on the following links to view a flyer and the conversation guide: MiWorks Conversation Flyer and Conversation Guide.  Please RVSP your attendance to slonewbbcmw@gmail.com.  Seating is limited.