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How can I get involved with the HBCU Founders Initiative?

I've heard about the HBCU Founders Initiative and it sounds super interesting! Could anyone explain what it is and how a high school student like me could get involved? Is it more for college students or do they have programs for aspiring students too?

7 months ago

I'm glad you're showing interest in programs like the HBCU Founders Initiative. It's meant to support and encourage entrepreneurship among students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). As a high school student, your involvement options might be a bit limited compared to college students, as the main programs are geared toward those already enrolled in HBCUs. However, don't let that discourage you!

One way to get involved is to attend their events or webinars, which are sometimes open to the public, including high schoolers. This will give you a sense of the community and the types of projects students are working on. You could also reach out directly to the initiative or look for similar entrepreneurship or business clubs at your high school or in your community. It's all about taking that initiative, no pun intended!

If you're planning to attend an HBCU, then definitely keep track of the program as you could join more actively once enrolled. And remember, being active and showing interest in entrepreneurial activities now, even if only indirectly related to the HBCU Founders Initiative specifically, can still benefit you when you apply to college.

For example, you could be starting your own small projects or participating in local business development competitions – these sorts of activities exhibit your passion and could make you an attractive candidate for the initiative down the line. Don't forget to leverage your high school resources like business courses or clubs, which could further prepare you for a future in entrepreneurship.

Good luck with pursuing your passion for business!

7 months ago

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