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EPIC Youth

Are you ready to be part of a movement that helps to make the world a better place?

The EPIC (Entrepreneurship Program for Innovators and Changemakers) Youth Initiative will help you understand what it means to be an entrepreneur and will expose you to concepts related to opportunity identification, idea generation, prototyping, marketing, and much more. This course utilizes a "learn by doing” approach where you will work in teams to address a problem in your community or school with an eye towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Throughout the process, you and your team will identify a problem to solve and develop a solution that envisions a new future.

Using Babson’s Entrepreneurial Thought & Action process, you will design a solution that creates social and economic value. In addition, you will gain an understanding of your unique entrepreneurial leadership capabilities as you discover how to work with and through others.

Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to better understand yourself by reflecting upon what motivates you. You will define your passions, assess what makes you unique, consider your strengths and weaknesses, and think about how you can contribute as a member of a fast-paced team. You'll learn how to deal with conflict, see failure as a learning opportunity, discover how to become an entrepreneurial leader, communicate your ideas, and build a strong, diverse team and network.

Upon completion of the program, you will have the opportunity to apply for the global Babson Olympiad where you can share your ideas with youth from around the world and compete for prizes.