2015 CURRICULUM & SCHEDULE

Please note: Some Activities are subject to change

STARTING WEEKS:  (June 4thJune 19th)

Program started with senior students (2012, 2013, 2014) only. Group assigned to three teams: Cooking, Accounting and Sales & Distribution. Students meet at SLU’s Salus Center for instruction in these categories.

Goals: Prepare students to increase production, sales and distribution of our sweet potato cookies, while learning accounting, inventory, cost analysis, sales techniques and more.

WEEK TWO:  (June 22nd – June 26th.)

Summer Job youth join current students. Classes held at the William J. Harrison Center

THEME:  “GETTING TO KNOW YOU”

June 22nd (Monday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Orientation / Introductions

Break: 9:45-10:00 am

10:00-11:00 am: Student One-on-One Interviews

11:00-1:30 pm: Interview Presentations

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Four)

Donate old magazines (Ebony, US, People, etc.)

June 23rd (Tuesday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-Up (students discuss news of the day)

15 minute break

10:00-11:00 am-Dream Board exercise

11:00-11:30 am: Lunch Break

11:30-1:30 pm: Dream Board exercise

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Six)

June 24th (Wednesday)

9:00 -10:00 am: Media Round-Up

10:00-12:30 pm: Off-Campus Garden Site visits

12:30-1:30 pm: Return to Campus / Release

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

Volunteer Drivers (One)

June 25th (Thursday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-Up

15 minute break

10:00-11:00 am: Financial Literacy

11:00-11:30 am: Lunch Break

11:30-1:00 pm: Social Media Exercises

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

June 26th (Friday)

9:00 -10:00 am: Media Round-Up

10:00-1:30 pm: Off-Campus “Neighborhood Walk”

1:00-1:30 pm: Return to Campus / Release

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

Volunteer Drivers (One)

Goals:

  1. Set parameters for program
  2. Youth interaction/Personal Discovery
  3. Farming and neighborhood dynamics
  4. Community ownership

WEEK THREE: (June 29th – July 3rd)

THEME:  CONFLICT EDUCATION & FINANCIAL LITERACY 

June 29th (Monday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-Up

15 minute break

10:00-11:00 am: Introduction to Conflict Education

11:00-11:30 am: Lunch Break

11:30-1:00: Role playing exercises

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

June 30th (Tuesday)

9:00 -10:00 am: Media Round-Up

10:00-12:30 pm: Off-Campus Site Visit (Ranken Technical College)

12:30-1:00 pm: Return to Campus / Release

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

Volunteer Drivers (One)

July 1st (Wednesday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-Up

15 minute break

10:00-11:00 am: Introduction to Tai-Chi

11:00-11:30 am: Lunch Break

11:30-1:00: Conflict Education role-playing exercises

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

July 2nd (Thursday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-up

15 minute break

10:00-11:00 am: Financial Literacy

11:00-11:30 am: Lunch Break

11:30-1:00 pm: Poverty Presentation/Discussion

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

Volunteer Drivers (Two)

WEEK FOUR: (July 6th – July 10th)

THEME: PUBLIC SPEAKING, WEBSITE DESIGN, SOCIAL MEDIA 

July 6th (Monday)

9:00 -10:00 am: Media Round-Up

10:00-12:30 pm: Off-Campus Site Visit (Neighborhood Walk-Northside)

12:30-1:00 pm: Return to Campus / Release

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

Drivers (One)

July 7th (Tuesday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-up

15 minute break

10:00-11:00 am: Public Speaking Presentation

11:00-11:30 am: Lunch Break

11:30-12:30 pm: Public Speaking Exercises

12:30-1:00 pm: Intro to Social media presence

Needs:

Volunteer Instructor(s): One

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

July 8th (Wednesday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-up

15 minute break

10:00-11:00 am: Website Design

11:00-11:30 am: Lunch Break

11:30-1:00 pm: Social Media Profile

Needs:

Volunteer Instructor(s): One

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

July 9th (Thursday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-up

15 minute break

10:00-11:00 am: Financial Literacy

11:00-11:30 am: Lunch Break

11:30-1:00 pm: Poverty Presentation/Discussion

Needs:

Volunteer Instructor(s): One

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

Goals:

  • Know your story / Tell your story
  • Social Media to enhance Success
  • Speaking Publicly & Confidently
  • Dressing for success and to Impress

WEEK FIVE:

THEME:   MARKETING & BRANDING (July 13th-July 17th)

July 13th (Monday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-Up

10:00-11:00 am: Marketing / Branding Class

11:00-11:30 am: Lunch Break

11:30-1:00 pm: Marketing / Branding Exercises

Needs:

Volunteer Instructor (One-Two)

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

July 14th (Tuesday)

9:00 -10:00 am: Media Round-Up

10:00-12:30 pm: Off-Campus Site Visit (Marketing/PR Firm)

12:30-1:00 pm: Return to Campus / Release

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

Volunteer Drivers (Two)

July 15th (Wednesday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-Up

10:00-11:00 am: Marketing / Product Development Presentation

11:00-11:30 am: Lunch Break

11:30-1:00 pm: Marketing / Branding Exercises

Needs:

Volunteer Instructor(s): One

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

July 16th (Thursday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-Up

15 minute break

10:00-12:30 pm: Off-Campus Site Visit (Food Manufacturing Company)

12:30-1:00 pm: Return to Campus / Release

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

Volunteer Drivers (Two)

Goals:

  1. Define and understand concepts of “Branding” & “Marketing”
  2. Introduce and Discuss Product Development & Distribution
  3. Identify consumer and community branding and marketing
  4. Introduce Demographic Marketing; What’s sold and why and where it sells

WEEK SIX:

THEME: BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT/FINANCIAL LITERACY

(July 20th-July 24th)

July 20th (Monday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-up

10:00-11:00 am: Business Plan Presentation

11:00-11:30 am: Lunch Break

11:30-1:00 pm: Business Plan Exercises

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

July 21st (Tuesday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-up

15 minute break

10:00-12:00 am: SLU’s “MAD MONEY” Exercise

12:00-12:30 am: Lunch Break

12:30-1:00 pm: “MAD MONEY” Review

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers for “Mad Money” exercise (Ten)

July 22nd (Wednesday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-up

15 minute break

10:00-11:00 am: Financial Literacy Presentation

11:00-11:30 am: Lunch Break

11:30-12:30 pm: Market Competition Presentation

12:30-1:00 pm: How LRA & Land Acquisition Works

NEEDS:

Volunteer Instructor(s)

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

July 23rd (Thursday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-Up

10:00-11:00 am: Business Plan Development

11:00-11:30 am: Lunch Break

11:30-1:00 pm: Business Plan Development Exercise

NEEDS:

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

Goals:

  1. The mechanics of creating a basic business plan
  2. Understanding Market Competition
  3. “Location, Location, Location”
  4. Profit & Loss
  5. Financial Management for the future

WEEK SEVEN: (July 27th-July 30th)

THEME:  CULINARY ARTS / PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 

Classes to be held at SLU’s Salus Center (3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104)

Students will report to center at 9:00 am-to-1:30 pm

SLU Chefs prepare curriculum for entire week, ending with presentation of recipes & dishes

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

Goals:

  1. Basic Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Cleaning and Sanitation
  2. Familiarity with Industrial kitchens
  3. Product Branding, Cost /Profit Margin, Costing out Recipes
  4. Emphasis on farming to food production & distribution phases

WEEK EIGHT:

THEME: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/SOCIAL ENGINEERING 

(August 3rd – August 7th)

August 3rd (Monday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-up

15 minute break

10:00-11:00 am: Government & Business presentation

11:00-11:30 am: Lunch Break

11:30-12:30 pm: Presentation on Neighborhood Convenience Stores, Gas Stations, etc.

12:30-1:00 pm: Discussion: “What sells in your neighborhood & Why?”

Needs:

Volunteer Instructor(s) / Presenters

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

August 4th (Tuesday)

9:00 -10:00 am: Media Round-Up

10:00-12:30 pm: Off-Campus Site Visit (CEL)

12:30-1:00 pm: Return to Campus / Release

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

Volunteer Drivers (One)

August 5th (Wednesday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-up

15 minute break

10:00-11:00 am: Presentation on Land ownership

11:00-11:30 am: Lunch Break

11:30-12:30 pm: Real Estate / leasing, owning, where & how?

12:30-1:00 pm: Land ownership discussion / Exercises

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Six)

August 6th (Thursday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-up

15 minute break

10:00-11:00 am: Alderman Presentation

11:00-11:30 am: Lunch Break

11:30-12:30 pm: State Representative Presentation

12:30-1:00 pm: Health & Government Presentation

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

August 7th (Friday)

Off-Campus Day

9:00 -11:00 am: Visit City Hall for Board of Aldermen’s Meeting

11:00-12:30 pm: Lunch at neighborhood Restaurant

12:30-1:30 pm: Discussion & Dismissal

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Six)

Volunteer Drivers (Four)

Goals:

  1. Understanding How Produce & Products can create jobs and small businesses
  2. The relationship between politics, business and community development
  3. Hidden gold in vacant city properties
  4. Getting products in small and large stores and into consumer’s hands

WEEK NINE:

THEME: ENTREPRENEURISM 101

(August 10th-August 13th)

August 10th (Monday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-up

15 minute break

10:00-11:00 am: “What does it mean to be an entrepreneur?”

11:00-11:30 am: Lunch Break

11:30-12:30 pm: Entrepreneur Presentation

12:30-1:30 pm: Class Product presentation

Needs:

Volunteer Instructor (2)

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

August 11th (Tuesday)

9:00 -10:00 am: Media Round-Up

10:00-12:30 pm: Off-Campus Site Visit (TBA)

12:30-1:30 pm: Return to Campus / Release

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Six)

Volunteer Drivers (Two)

August 12th (Wednesday)

9:00 -9:45 am: Media Round-up

15 minute break

10:00-11:00 am: Entrepreneur Presentation

11:00-11:30 am: Lunch Break

11:30-12:30 pm: Entrepreneur Presentation

12:30-1:30 pm: Class Product presentation

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Two)

August 13th (Thursday)

9:00 -10:00 am: Media Round-Up

10:00-12:30 pm: Off-Campus Site Visit (TBA)

12:30-1:30 pm: Return to Campus / Release

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Six)

Volunteer Drivers (Two)

Goals:

  1. Understand Grassroots Entrepreneurism
  2. Understand how entrepreneurs make great employees
  3. Understand lending, raising money & entrepreneurism
  4. Understand how entrepreneurism can create jobs

WEEK TEN:

THEME: PREPARATION, CONTESTS & PRESENTATIONS 

(August 17th-August 21st) * Public School Starts (Classes to be held after 4:00 pm)

August 17th (Monday)

4:00 pm -5:00pm: Business Plan final review

5:00-5:30 pm: Break

5:30-8:00 pm: “Shark Tank” overview & End-of-Session prep

Needs:

Event-planning volunteers (Two or more)

Classroom Volunteers (Six)

August 18th (Tuesday)

4:00 pm -5:00pm: Practice Business Plan presentations

5:00-5:30 pm: Break

5:30-6:30 pm: Assessment & Survey of summer program

6:30-8:00 pm: Practice weekend celebratory event

Needs:

Event-planning volunteers (Two or more)

Classroom Volunteers (Six)

August 19th (Wednesday)

4:00pm -8:00 pm: Off-Campus Site Visit: Business & Dinner in Ferguson

Needs:

Classroom Volunteers (Six)

Volunteer Drivers (Four)

August 20th (Thursday)

4:00 pm -8:00 pm: Shark Tank Event: Students will present business plans before panel of judges

Location: William J. Harrison Educational Center

Needs:

Volunteer Shark Tank Judges (Four individuals; banker, business owner, etc.)

Volunteer Drivers (Four)

August 22nd (Saturday)

End of Session Celebratory Event (TBA)

Goals:

  1. Finalize New Products
  2. Post-program evaluation survey
  3. Review of prior nine week’s curriculum
  4. Execute Celebratory Event