FOLEY – Students wanting an early start in the business world have until July 31 to register for a new entrepreneurship program for the upcoming academic year.
The Entrepreneur Program Impacting Community, or EPIC, is a partnership between the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, Coastal Alabama Business Chamber and Coastal Alabama Community College.
“EPIC is a year-long, interactive and educational program that will teach students the fundamentals of starting a business, offer networking opportunities and grant resources to help fund student startups,” Kylee Raulerson, executive director of the South Baldwin Chamber Foundation told members of the Foley City Council.
The program is open to students in the seventh through 12th grades in the South Baldwin area.
“Students looking to start a business will be paired with mentors and complete an online curriculum with a monthly in-person meeting at Coastal Alabama Community College, Gulf Shores campus,” Raulerson said.
EPIC is a year-long interactive and educational business program that will teach students the fundamentals of starting a business, offer networking opportunities and grant resources and funding for student start-ups.
The after-school program will be offered to students in public, private, or homeschool in Foley, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Elberta and the surrounding areas
Students accepted into the program will have access to an online business-based curriculum, be paired with a mentor and participate in a monthly in-person meeting with a guest speaker at Coastal Alabama Community College n Gulf Shores.
Anyone wanting more information on the program can go to https://www.sbchamberfoundation.org/