Sponsor Spotlight: Amica Empowers Youth Entrepreneurs

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Amica Companies Foundation volunteer Sarah Hilsendager, right, stands with other judges and a YouthBiz StartUp Pitch competition winner.

Young Americans Center for Financial Education believes that entrepreneurship is a key to a successful future.  Through the study and practice of entrepreneurship, young people learn skills that will help them succeed in school and in life as they learn how to solve problems and create opportunities.

A valuable partner in this work is Amica Companies Foundation which has supported the YouthBiz program of Young Americans Center with both financial support and volunteer time since 2016.  One of the goals of Amica Companies Foundation is to help individuals, families and communities become economically independent and strong, and by supporting YouthBiz, the Foundation does just that.

In 2018, 1,434 young people participated in YouthBiz programs that allowed them to explore entrepreneurship in a hands-on way.  For example, after explaining her business idea to a panel of judges, a YouthBiz StartUp participant writes, “”I liked presenting my ideas. YouthBiz will help me use my mind to pursue my ideas.”  A second student writes, “I learned to be confident and be brave.”

By exposing young people to the possibility of entrepreneurship, Amica Companies Foundation is empowering a generation of youth to think creatively, to solve problems, and to advocate for their ideas.  Thank you, Amica Companies Foundation, for your continued support of this learning!

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