Minding Our Business (MOB) has created and launched its first online “crowdfunding” campaign. With an initial goal of $10,000, the campaign will run until June 9th and support MOB’s popular entrepreneurship summer program for middle schoolers.
Lawrenceville, NJ – April 28, 2014 – Mercer County nonprofit Minding Our Business (MOB) has created and launched its first online “crowdfunding”
The Minding Our Business Summer Program: A Bridge to the Future for Low-Income Youth is an intensive, hands-on program providing 35 low-income middle school students with entrepreneurship training, motivation and mentoring. It also provides reading and math assistance to help facilitate student transitions from middle school to high school.
MOB Executive Director Kevin Wortham explains, “Crowdfunding is the process of pooling money from many different people to make an idea happen. Many people in the Mercer County community are passionate about helping local, at-risk youth succeed, and we want to tap into that passion by offering this easy way to support this year’s summer’s camp. MOB strengthens the vital educational foundation students receive in middle school — and introduces youth to the excitement and challenges of business and entrepreneurship!
The crowdfunding support will help MOB expand the length of this year’s program from its typical 15 days to 20 days, enabling students to master additional skills and achieve greater summer learning gains, a best practice suggested by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA). The NSLA recognized MOB’s program as one of the top summer programs in the country in both 2008 and 2009.
About Minding Our Business
Minding Our Business, Inc. (MOB) is a new independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that had operated for more than 16 years as a community outreach program of Rider University’s College of Business Administration. With a mission to change the lives of low income youth and adults and their communities through entrepreneurship, it is committed to helping urban students identify and work toward their dreams. MOB has trained and mentored more than 3,000 Trenton students in starting and running their own businesses since 1997. MOB currently operates a variety of after school and summer educational and mentoring programs focused on entrepreneurship and experiential learning. Each MOB program emphasizes business training, as well as math, reading, communication and life skills.
For further information about Minding Our Business, and/or to donate to support its efforts, please visit www.minding-
Those interested in supporting the Indiegogo Campaign can visit www.indiegogo.com/
To support this summer’s Minding Our Business Summer Program: A Bridge to the Future for Low-Income Youth, simply visit: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/minding-our-business-summer-program