Seeking Volunteers!

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Seeking 2020 Volunteers For Assorted Kid Entrepreneur Programming & Events

 

Do You Want To Prepare Kids for ANYTHING? Teach Them What YOU Wish You Learned As a Kid?

You're Gonna LOVE This!

Build a Biz Kids is a registered non profit society who teach kids, ages 7-12 yrs, entrepreneurship. We aim to develop and practice essential soft skills that are so critical to the world we live in today. Volunteering with us will give you the opportunity to become our Brand Ambassador, mentor students and guide them through the world of KidPreneurship!

 

Volunteer Opportunties

Throughout 2020, we will have numerous opportunties that we would love to invite enthusiastic volunteers to join us. We have roles great for Business Professionals, Teachers, Retired Individuals, Grade 11 & 12 students, College Students and everyone in between looking to contribute your time, energy and passion for kids. 

 

Current Openings

Spring KidPreneur Launchpad Programs 

We are seeking volunteers all across the lower mainland to be an Assistant Facilitator for our upcoming Spring Programs. 

  • Requirements:
    • Commitment - Able to commit to a couple hours a week for 10 weeks (a complete program)
    • Criminal Record Check Working with Youth - Currently have or able to get this from your local police department
    • Coachable - Able to attend a training session on Growth Mindset Language and an overview of the curriculum
    • Abilities - Love watching kids brains grow before your eyes, patience, enthusiasm, and a great teammate for the Lead Facilitator
    • APPLY NOW

Summer Camp Assistant Volunteers

We are seeking volunteers all across the lower mainland to be an Assistant Facilitator for our upcoming Summer Camps in July & August. 

  • Requirements:
    • Commitment - Able to commit to an entire 5 day camp, 9am - 3pm
    • Criminal Record Check Working with Youth - Currently have or able to get this from your local police department
    • Coachable - Able to attend a training session on Growth Mindset Language and an overview of the curriculum
    • Abilities - Love watching kids brains grow before your eyes, patience, enthusiasm, and a great teammate for the Lead Facilitator
    • APPLY NOW

 

Brand Ambassadors, Events 

We have events throughout the year that we would LOVE extra hands and passion behind. From our Kids Market Days ot local community events, we are excited to have a trusted team working with us to help share with other families and inspire more kids. 

Assistance planning and organizing events, help for set up & take down, promotion & support during the events and more! Are you who we are looking for?

  • Great Brand Ambassadors:
    • Commitment - We appreciate any extra time and pasison you are able to give. We only ask that you commit to any activities you have chosen to take on through to completion. 
    • Criminal Record Check Working with Youth - Currently have or able to get this from your local police department
    • Abilities - Love to share with others and talk to the community. Love what Build a Biz Kids brings to youth and cities and can help us to spread the word
    • APPLY NOW

Visit http://BuildaBizKids.com for more information on our programs and non profit society
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Hiring Part Time Spring Facilitators

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Seeking Part Time Facilitators For
Kid Entrepreneur Programming

 

Summary of Role

What if you could teach students, as young as 7, everything you wish you learned as a kid like financial literacy, communication, resiliency, critical thinking and more! Would it be exciting to see the students you teach grow in confidence right before your eyes as they start and launch their first business, earn real money and interact with the public?

Build a Biz Kids is a registered non profit society who teach kids, ages 7-12 yrs, entrepreneurship. We aim to develop and practice essential soft skills that are so critical to the world we live in today. This role will give you the opportunity to be their mentor and guide them through the world of KidPreneurship!

 

Your Role

As a Build a Biz Kids Facilitator, you are an incredible mentor in the Learning Lab and you ask more questions than you give answers. You thrive off watching the minds of kids turn as they develop their own opinions and ideas. You help to guide their learning and are able to follow a set lesson plan, while savvy enough to know when to pivot the “script” to reach the objectives in a way that will better connect with assorted learning styles.

Students have a fixed deadline to get ready for their Business Launch and you are excited to help get them there. You understand that perfection in business doesn’t exist and that there is no “right” answer. Watching kids “fail” are seen as new opportunities to ask different questions and drive their growth to new heights.

You desire to help kids feel empowered and develop their own independence rather than curate a dependency on requiring the “right” answer from authority figures.

 

We Have

  • A detailed, easy to follow 10 week program to walk you through each foundational process & objective to ensure students are ready to launch their businesses by Market Day
  • Tools and equipment required to run a successful program that fits into one accordion carrying case, provided.
  • Initial training program covering the curriculum, Growth Mindset communication with students and managing unique learning styles in the classroom
  • A Volunteer is available for larger classes

You Have

  • A coachable approach ready to implement critical components of the curriculum, while able to understand the objectives of each lesson and pivot as needed in your delivery to enhance the experience for individual learning styles in the Learning Lab.
  • Reliable transportation to get to each class up 15-30min prior to each class starting to set up and receive students
  • A laptop to connect to the TV’s in each Learning Lab to show short video content during class
  • A love of inspiring the next generation to take action on their ideas and giving them the space to be creative and make “mistakes”. You display patience, curiosity and flexibility
  • Willing to, or already have, a valid Criminal Record Check for Working with Vulnerable Adults & Children
  • Are able to commit to an entire 10 week program (1.5-3hours/week) with the option to continue Facilitating for multiple semesters. Participation on Market Day where students launch their businesses is also requested (5 hours on one Saturday)

 

Position Details

Locations – Seeking Facilitators in West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Tri Cities and Maple Ridge

Time Commitments – Programs start in April 2020 and are 10 consecutive weeks long.
Depending on the location and registration, 1.5 – 2.75 hours once a week between 3:30pm – 6:30pm.
If desired, we would love for you to teach 2-3x a week, 2-3 programs for 10 weeks.
A prescheduled Market Day on a Saturday is also requested by Facilitators so you can support your students in their businesses launch.

For more information on the exact venues and programs we seek facilitators for, please view our Spring Program Schedule online here
https://buildabizkids.com/after-school-schedule

 

Compensation

As our Facilitators work committing semester to semester, we hire Facilitators as Independent Contractors.

For Single Classes (1.5hours) once a week for 10 weeks (total of 15 hours), plus Market Day = $500
$45 a class plus $100 for Market Day

For Back to Back Classes (location dependent, 2.75 hours) once a week for 10 weeks (total of 27.5hours), plus Market Day = $850
$75 a class day plus $100 for Market Day

 

Optional Volunteer Participation

We are also seeking Assistant Volunteer Facilitators to help Lead Facilitators run the programs in a supportive role. This includes keeps students on task, providing extra support to those requiring it, and taking pictures and video of the students as they work, learn and succeed.

Visit http://BuildaBizKids.com for more information on our programs and non profit society
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2020 BBK Experience Calendar!

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Can you believe that it is already the year 2020?! 

The Build a Biz Kids Team have been busy and we can't wait to introduce you to events this year that will help your child learn and develop so many essential soft skills, earn some extra spending money, introducing them to new experiences, all while teaching them about independence, responsibility and financial literacy. Kids are capable of so much AWSOME and we can't wait to let them show it off!

We have an events and opportunities list that is growing and growing but here is what you can expect so far! If you would like any information about any of the specific events, stay tuned as they are announced, or reply to this email. Some events require applications or tickets, some will have limited space and some are complete open! 

We hope to see you a LOT this  year! 
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Perspective Developing Events

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Dragon's Den is pretty great but have you ever wondered how those Entrepreneurs got to be so good at their Business Pitch?

Join us as we attend Volition Advisors Practice Pitch Nights! Watch as Real Entrepreneurs deliver their business pitch and gain valuable feedback from the judges.

RSVP: Required by Email Once Event is Posted
Frequency: Multiple Events a year
Next Event: TBA Soon, Stay Tuned
Location: Vancouver, BC
Valuable Takeaways: Perspective, Education, Empathy, Business Communication, Public Speaking
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Do You love watching a great TEDtalk? Then you will love Get Inspired. From the Executive Producer of TEDxStanelyPark, Get Inspired Talks is where speakers offer fresh solutions to humanities pressing problems. 

Tickets will go on sale soon! Build a Biz Kids will have a special discount.

RSVP: Tickets are Purchased, Coupon Code Available
Frequency: Twice a year
Next Event: May 23rd, 2020
Location: Vancouver, BC
Valuable Takeaways: New Perspective, Education, Inspiration, Empathy, Public Speaking
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A Hero's Journey is a tough one when youa re in it, but WOW, does it ever make for a great story! Start Up Vancouver hosts Entrepreneur stories from the CEO's & Founders themselves.

The ups, the downs, the tough decisions. This is the real world of an Entrepreneur and they wouldn't have it any other way.

RSVP: RSVP Required by Email Once Event is Posted
Frequency: Mulitple Events a year
Next Event: TBA Soon, Stay Tuned
Locations: Vancouver, BC
Valuable Takeaways: Perspective, Education, Empathy, Business Concepts, Public Speaking
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Incredible Skill Development Opportunities

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We have so many exciting events coming up this summer and we are looking for BBK Ambassadors to help us Inspire more kids while getting out important messages!

Auditions will be held to find clear & confident communicators who would like to be our spokesperson for our BBK Takeover! Be "On the Scene" & post to our social media to share what's happening & create Excitement.

Auditions will be scheduled soon so stay tuned for more information!

RSVP: Audition Appointment Required
Frequency: Twice a year
Next Event: TBA Soon, Stay Tuned
Location: LowerMainland, BC
Valuable Takeaways: Perspective, Confidence, Communication, Persuasion, Public Speaking
Contact: Email info@buildabizkids.com
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2nd Annual BBK & Ruben's Shoe's Takeover!!

We are holding auditions to find a team of enthusiastic Ambassadors to host our Social Media Takeover again! Auditions will be scheduled soon so stay tuned! We can't wait to see what engaging content these Kid Commentators come up with this time!

RSVP: Audition Appoiontment Required
Frequency: Once a year
Next Event: TBA Soon, Stay Tuned
Location: Tri Cities, BC
Valuable Takeaways: Perspective, Confidence, Communication, Persuasion, Public Speaking
Contact: info@buildabizkids.com
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Have you ever imagined being on a stage, sharing your story and inspiring millions? Well you might just get your chance! TEDxYouth is in the works and details will come. The actual TEDxYouth event wont be until 2021 but auditions will be in 2020. 

Details to come, stay tuned!

RSVP: Audition Appointment Required
Frequency: Once a year
Next Event: TBA Soon, Stay Tuned
Locations: Tri Cities, BC
Valuable Takeaways: Public Speaking, Communication, Persuasion, Body Language, Confidence & more!
Contact: Stay Tuned!
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SPRING is Here!! And with it comes our next KidPreneur Programs! We can't wait to see what unique and fun businesses students come up with this year.

We have even more locations this year and registration is already in fun swing! Register Today to ensure your child is ready to go for April.

RSVP: Registration online
Frequency: Once a year
Next Program: April, 2020
Location: North Van, West Van, DT Van, Burnaby, Port Moody, Maple Ridge
Valuable Takeaways: Perspective, Business Concepts, Financial Literacy, Critical Thinking, Communication, and so much more!!
Website: View Our Schedule & Register Here
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Fun in the Sun & Life Skills Education all mixed into one! What better way to spend your summer than by starting businesses, inventing one of a kind prototypes, and so much more!

Registration is Open! All camp locations will be posted by April, 2020.

RSVP: Registration Online
Frequency: 8 Weeks of Assorted Camps
Next Event: July & August, 2020
Location: North Van, West Van, Burnaby, Van, PoCo, Maple Ridge (coming soon)
Valuable Takeaways: Perspective, Business Concepts, Financial Literacy, Critical Thinking, Communication, and so much
Website: View Our Schedule & Register Online Here
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With the Holiday Season of giving around the corner, what could be a better time to start your first business!?! KidPreneurs in this program work step by step to start and launch thier first business! 

Real Kids, Real Customers, Real Money, Real Life Experience & Memories to Last a Lifetime!

RSVP: Registration online
Frequency: Once a year
Next Program: September, 2020
Location: North Van, West Van, DT Van, Burnaby, Port Moody, Maple Ridge
Valuable Takeaways: Perspective, Business Concepts, Financial Literacy, Critical Thinking, Communication, and so much more!!
Website: View our Schedule & Register Here
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Great Experience & Family Fun 

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This is one of the MOST Fun events of the year for the Whole Family! Ruben's Ruckus is like Tough Mudder for Kids. This 3k Obstacle Course will test their endurance and challenge their fears.

All funds raised to towards Ruben's Shoes who builds schools in the Dominican Republic.

RSVP: Tickets for Entry to Race, Free for Spectators
Frequency: One a Year
Next Event: May 9, 2020
Location: Coquitlam, BC
Valuable Takeaways: Resilience, Tenacity, Teamwork, Physical Excercise, Supporting Community Through Fundraising
Website: https://www.rubensruckus.com/
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Build a Biz Kids will be supporting the Port Moody Rotary again this year at Ribfest and we will be on the lookout for some great BBK Representatives to help us out! 

Funds raised will go towards the Port Moody Rotary who contribute to great causes all over the world. 

RSVP: Entry by Donation
Frequency: Once a year
Next Event: TBA, 2020
Location: Port Moody, BC
Valuable Takeaways: Confidence Building, Helping Others, Sales, Public Speaking
Website: http://www.portmoodyribfest.ca/
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If you are looking for an opportunity to continue building your business while stepping up your game, then Bratz Biz is the place for you. This Kids Market Day is held in Whistler just in time for Xmas Giving. 

Apply early for this one! It's very competative and will surely help you sharpen your skills. 

RSVP: Application Online
Frequency: Once a Year
Next Event: TBA, Winter 2020
Locations: Whistler, BC
Valuable Takeaways: Financial Literacy, Sales, Communication, Customer Service, Critical Thinking, and more!
Website: https://bratzbiz.ca/
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Guest Bloggers, Partnerships & More!

In the last year, Build a Biz Kids has gained incredible support and met some incredible people who are all in alignment with our values and mission for BBK. We truly believe that we can all run faster, father and do more when we put our heads together and all bring our greatest strengths to the table.

Some of our partners are so incredible that we have asked the to participate directly with us, and you, by contributing regular guest blogs and insights into their worlds. These guest bloggers range from incredible societies who are doing Positive, GREAT things all over the world, such as Desiree from Ruben's Shoes, to employers from top brands and companies who are growing quickly but need applicants to have Business Ready, Practical Skills in order to be able to hit the ground running, such as YESA.

We hope that their insight and unique perspectives will bring additional value to you as a parent, as a member of this great world, and as someone who wants to increase their own knowledge and have it rub off on everyone you encounter.

Stay Tuned! Our guest blogs are coming soon!


Coming to a City Near You!

Build a Biz Kids is Growing!

That's right! We are expanding from 3 cities to 10 this fall! If you live anywhere in the lower mainland from Maple Ridge to West Vancouver, we will have a venue convenient for you and your KidPreneur this fall, 2019!

Over the next few weeks, we will be releasing each cities dates & venues and opening up registration.

Stay Tuned and get ready! Your KidPreneur is going to amaze you with what they are capable of this Fall!

 

To be the first to know, be sure to Sign Up for our Newsletter and Like Us on Facebook!


What About After Their Business Program?

We are so excited to meet & work with each and every child who enters into a Build a Biz Kids Program, but we are EVEN MORE excited to see what they go on to do afterwards!

Our mission is to help students learn the critical skills required to take action on their ideas while helping them develop empathy for the world around them. Our programs do not just teach theory, but practice Action! But practice in learning lab can only go so far. We need our students to identify opportunities outside of our program and in their real lives. That's practice; that is putting in their 10,000 hours to mastery.

Every graduate, & their parents from one of our programs, is invited to a very special Facebook Group that focuses on future development. Our students have been notified of additional opportunities to run their businesses throughout their communities. They have also been invited to additional education events and so much more!

In just the last week, our students have been able to participate in 2 incredible opportunities. Last weekend, our students set up shop and joined in a Real Adult Handmade Market through the Tri Cities Collective! That's right! They got to set up their businesses right next to adults who do this kind of thing all the time to make profit and provide for their families. That is real world experience that they will reflect on for years.

But my most favorite activity our students were invited to was a Pitch Competition hosted by SingularityU & I-onConnect. That's right, a real live Dragons Den where 5 finalists got to pitch their businesses to a panel of 6 judges and the winner walked away with $40k and support to make their business really take off. For a KidPreneur of 10 or 11 to get to watch something like that was incredible to see. It was some high tech content, in some cases, and big picture ideas, but they all "got it". They not only got it, they asked great follow up questions, had their own opinions based on what they heard, and overall, kept remarking how exciting it all was.

Kids, and people in general, only know that which they are exposed to. In just 1 week, Build a Biz Kids Students were able to rub shoulders running their businesses alongside as equals to adults who have been doing it for years. They were able to learn from these veterans on what works and how they can improve. They were also given the "thumbs up" from the winner of the pitch competition and told that they could do this too. That they could have an idea, learn how to make a great pitch, and that others who believe in what you believe will help you make it a reality.

All in all, this week has been a busy one, but full of momentous moments that will surely stick with these lucky students for years to come and shape the many spectacular things they do.

We invite you and your children to become a part of our alumni. Expose them to all that is possible in the world. Show them what you wish you were shown as a child. Give them the opportunity to learn the skills, that took us 10 and 20 years to learn, now.

Summer camps are open for registration online. Our fall KidPreneur Programs will be opening for registration soon. Be sure to like us on Facebook & Sign Up for our Newsletter so you wont miss any of these great opportunities.

We look forward to meeting you and your KidPreneur soon!


A Letter To Our Students & Kids Everywhere For 2019

A letter to Children in communities everywhere.

Congratulations to our students and children everywhere for everything you have learned and experienced in 2018! Just think of where you started last year and all that you have learned.

Maybe you were introduced to multiplication and division last year. Maybe you got to jump off the diving board for the first time or drive a go cart! Did you score your first goal in soccer or catch a fish? Maybe you read your first book with no pictures and can spell words that are 10 letters long now! I bet you were even introduced to some pretty BIG concepts like what nutrition is, why water is important and shouldn't be wasted and that situations are not always good or bad, black or white but that sometimes there is grey area that should be considered.

Over the next few years, you will continue to grow your mind, expand your thinking, and experience activities and learn new skills that seemed so daunting once before. But once you take that leap and do it for the first time, suddenly you will realize that you can overcome anything just by trying, practicing and taking a chance on yourself.

All of us at Build a Biz Kids are so proud and excited for what's to come for you. 2019 will be great, but it is still just the beginning of what we know you will take on and conquer.

So much of growing up is just understanding how BIG and VAST the world is around you. How kids your age live and learn differently in other countries compared to how you live and learn here. That the number of sports, dance, science, music, professions, ideas and FUN you have been exposed to is just .0001% of all of the incredible things you have yet to see and be amazed by.

You have so much to look forward to and the best part, it never ends! You will always get to look forward to learning something new every single day and find something new that get's you so excited you can't even sit in your seat! Every single day you have the chance to find something that will expand your mind and make the world around you a little better, a little kinder, and little more beautiful.

Are you excited for today? Are you excited to learn something new that will make you and someone you love smile?

Well, here's the thing. Sometimes, if we don't practice finding something new each day, if we don't exercise our brains to find something every day that makes us smile, it forgets how to do it. Doesn't that sound sad? Wouldn't that be terrible if we couldn't learn anything new?

At Build a Biz Kids, we want you to never stop learning. We want you to find something new every day that makes you smile and then have so much fun learning how to do it yourself through practice. It takes practice every day to get better but if you do it enough, just like math or reading or playing sports or playing a video game, it get's easier and even more fun!

To our wonderful students and children everywhere who are about to take on 2019 and learn and grow and hopefully have even more fun then last year, we wish you a Happy New! Take on the world, it is your playground, but only if you never stop learning.

Sincerely, your biggest fans,

The Team at Build a Biz Kids


KidPreneur Market Day Announced!

We are excited to announce that our Fall Programmings Market Day date and location is ready to be announced! Please come out and visit our NEW Batch of KidPreneurs who have worked so hard in their program to become the best KidPreneur they can, but they need your support and the opportunity to present their goods!

Date: November 24th, Saturday

Time: Market Opens from Noon to 4pm

Location: Henderson Place Mall,  1163 Pinetree Way Coquitlam. Lower Level Centre Concorse. Mall is next to Coquitlam Library with lot's of parking

This semester we will have around 20 KidPreneurs set up just in time for Xmas gift shopping. They have planned & developed their business model, pricing, testing and product design. They have learned about customer serviced and practiced their customer sales pitch. What they need now is real world experience interacting with customers just like you!

Please share this date and come out to support kids and find some really cool, one of a kind, products for Xmas gift buying.

See you there!


4 Successful Summer Camps, Over $1000 Raised for Charities

What a Summer!!??!! A HUGE thank you to all of our parents, students & community who supported our KidPreneur Summer Camps! And of course, a Gigantic thank you to Vancity for the support and use of their facilities and our friends at each of the local grocers we were able to set up shop with! We couldn't have done it without you.

This summer, Vancity nominated 4 incredible local charities that the students raised money for through their lessons in social entrepreneurship with Build a Biz Kids.

    * SHARE Family & Community Services

    * 3030 Gordon Project 

    * Starfish Backpack 

    * PoCo Youth Services

All together, in less than 3 hours of hustle in each camp, about an hour per team, they raised WELL OVER $1000!

Through teamwork, determination, learning and execution, these kids have made a big difference in their communities.

Next up are our After School programs starting in September. Many of our Summer Camp Students have already registered but there is still space left.

Students in our after school programs start their own business, step by step, and   learn what it feels like to create a product that someone else wants, to hear no more than once and still be successful, to earn their own money and understand the value of it, and so much more!

We have 2 locations available in the Tri Cities/Burnaby area and the ages are broken up for 7-9 year olds and 10-12 year olds so we can really dive into the reading, writing and mathematics.

Click here to see our current schedule

Click here to see our program descriptions

Click here to register now

Don't wait long, many parents have already pre-registered their child and each class has limited space.