The Entrepreneur Center for Girls at Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee (EC) provides girls with the opportunity to create a blueprint for their academic careers and professional life goals. Through a comprehensive, interactive, content-driven teaching model, girls gain skills in the five core pillars of entrepreneurship: business, leadership development, fiscal responsibility, presentation skills, and interpersonal skills.
Since its inception in 2017, the EC initiative and program delivery have continued to evolve to better serve girls in our region. As a result, GSMIDTN has developed and now offers multiple opportunities for girls to gain skills in entrepreneurship. Further, what was originally tailored to older girls in 9th through 12th grades, the program is now extending to younger girls to foster an interest in and excitement for EC programming.
Entrepreneur Program Summaries
- Entrepreneur Center (EC) Patch Program: GSMIDTN developed a patch program that encourages participation in EC sponsored activities focused on finance, marketing, and leadership. Girls earn the EC patch after completing the necessary requirements.
- Bright Ideas Package Program: A “package” program provides Troop Leaders with all materials, resources, and activities needed to teach girls about starting a small business, effective marketing, and budgeting. This allows girls and troops to complete the requirements and work towards the EC patch at the most convenient time and location – often at their regular troop meetings!
- The Entrepreneur Center Series: A progressive series for girls focusing on business, leadership development, fiscal responsibility, presentation skills, and interpersonal communication.
- Entrepreneur Center Outreach: Partnering with after school programs, GSMIDTN extends the reach of the EC to girls outside of Davidson County. Currently, GSMIDTN offers a 6-week EC programming at Sycamore Middle School in Cheatham County and Prescott South Middle School in Putnam County.
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