I recently had the chance to work with MillVillageFarms on their 1st Annual Beach Biz Camp. MVG is a non-profit in Greenville, SC run by Mr. Cool himself, Dan Weidenbenner. Their mission is to grow food (and oh boy do they) as well as develop employment opportunities for youths in mill villages.
Dan brought 7 guys, all teens enrolled in the summer program, down for a field trip to Charleston to learn, explore and beach it. Each participant is learning about entrepreneurialism and putting together a business plan to be launched later this year.
The course is tough, but I was able to teach them about the fun stuff: branding and logo design. It was a blast. These kids were awesome and their business ideas were legit: a high-end sock company, hand-picked flowers, popsicles, a pie shop, car wash, drum school, etc. We ended class by sketching out logo ideas for their companies.
It was a great two days. Thanks Dan for what you’re doing and best of luck to all the young entrepreneurs.