Entrepreneur Academy

Self-Advocate and CEO...

This program is for teens and adults with Down syndrome who are interested in learning how to start their own micro-enterprises and implementing what they learn! The program begins with a 6 week, once a week evening class. In this Entrepreneur Bootcamp, experts in the field review various topics ranging from brainstorming the idea, to evaluating the market, to advertising to your market, to actually producing and selling a product. To best empower the self-advocate, participants’ parents are required to attend concurrent sessions during the 6 week bootcamp. CEO's (self-advocates) and Sidekick's (parents and siblings) have homework and planning worksheets that are designed to be completed together each week! Once the business is up and running, the group meets monthly for check-in's.

Our Impact...

DSACF Entrepreneur Academy gives individuals with Down syndrome a path towards productive adulthood and financial independence by empowering them with the education and skill training to start their own business. This life-changing program is the first of its kind in the nation for people with Down syndrome, and sets a new standard for how communities empower individuals with disabilities.

Contact Joanna Rodgers for more | jrodgers@dsacf.org

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