A new seminar for the upcoming school year at Weston High School, made possible through the support of the Weston Education Foundation, will provide 20 upperclassmen with the opportunity to study the process of developing their own businesses through a simulation experience.
Called the Entrepreneurship Evening Seminar, this program has been developed through a partnership with The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (“The Met”) in Providence, R.I., which is a Big Picture school. Its mission is to work with the greater community and provide authentic and relevant learning experiences. For more information, visit bigpicture.org.
In the seminar, students will create innovative proposals with the help of business mentors in the community that will serve as mentors and an advisory panel to review student work. Social studies curriculum and instructional leader Brian Scott will be the instructor. This seminar will meet biweekly in the WHS library from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays from late September to early May.
Serving as a mentor
One of the key components of this seminar is the community mentor partnership. Students will be assigned mentors who will share the lessons that they have learned from their business experiences. In addition, the mentors will guide the students through the development of their individual business plans..
Mentors do not need experience in a particular industry. What is needed are individuals with a willingness to support and guide our students. Mentors will be required to attend the first and last seminar and meet with their students monthly at a mutually convenient time to review progress on the business plans. Guest speakers are also welcome to participate in the seminar.
If you are interested in serving as a mentor and/or guest speaker, contact Mr. Scott at Brianscott@westonps.org.