The ICSB Global Youth Academy Recap

Friday, July, 31, 2020 By Skye Blanks ICSB Global Youth Academy Program Chair

It has been a week since the end of the ICSB Global Youth Academy, but I am still in a state of amazement due to all the incredible participants I had the pleasure of meeting.

The ICSB Global Youth Academy was a two-week program hosted virtually. This was an incredible opportunity for high school juniors and seniors, during which they experienced perspective-shifting and changing presentations and activities. As entrepreneurs, we understand the value of the self. That is why this program taught students ways in which they represent and embody their brand and company (you, Inc.). By investing in themselves, this academy helped students begin preparing themselves for their futures ahead, which has never been more pertinent.

The program worked on a three-part model, known as “the 3 Ss.” Within this framework, students discovered world Systems, their Skills, and theirSelf. Systems include those national and international organizations that uphold all of our current world relations and markets. These include, but are not exclusive to, the United Nations, the International Labour Organization, the World Bank Group, and the World Health Organization. Next, we helped them discover their skills, through the creation of a final presentation about a new venture relating to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Students also learned the ways in which they can optimize their skills and build their portfolio. The last and innermost element was the Self. By learning how to become more proximate with their strengths and weaknesses, students were able to promote themselves and their work even more than they imagined.

Entrepreneurship training is not restrained solely for entrepreneurs. Rather, entrepreneurship training introduces an innovative and important way of seeing the world through eyes of opportunity. This structural positivity will help these students succeed in any and every space that their future life involves. In participating in this renowned, international program, they have officially begun their entrepreneurial journey.

Special Congratulations to all the winners during the two week program!

Skye Blanks
ICSB Global Youth Academy Program Chair






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