The community came together to celebrate our youth that attended Sprague Street Recreation Center's Entrepreneur's Camp!!!! Over a eight week course, youth ages 12-17 came together and learned how to build a business plan and the foundations of entreprnureship. As they visited local businesses and enjoyed small talks with small business owners, these youth came up with a plan of their own.
Outside of the "Eats", vendors were all teenagers from this camp. These teens actually marketed, made and sold their products. Eats N Beats, was their first big vendors experience. As teenagers prepared for this moment throughout the summer, they were responsible for writing a business plan, learning to budget their finances and communicate effectively. From this amazing camp, youth built jewelry, t-shirts, paintings, head bands and lip gloss businesses.
As performers took the stage, we all enjoyed the sounds of both DJ Cut It Up and DJ Gift!!!! While Cut It Up had the community rockin' outside, Gift had all basketball lovers hyped in the gym. Hoops 4 Lyfe, D-Unity, CAPN', Brent Morris, our founder Jasmine Stover, Flowerinbloom, ATM Shotta, The Winston Salem Indians' Cheer Squad, and more shared their talent with more than 4 people throughout the course of the event.
Inside was something for every age!!!! Uno, Connect 4, Monopoly Deal and all types of family fun games. Another room was full of kid fun with a slime bar and arts and craft materials for youth to express themselves. One room even consisted of Financial Literacy Workshops, which taught all ages about credit and ways to build or improve your credit score. The gym was full of games, competitions and music!!! Believe me, there was something to do for EVERYONE!!!!!!
Our young adults and basketball lovers enjoyed a little friendly competition. With a 3 on 3 tournament, 3 point contest and free throw contest, our boys and girls got to enjoy a day of basketball and mingling. Steve Nivens from the Josh Howard Foundation and The League hosted the basketball portion of Eats and Beats. Crown Trophy sponsored our trophies.
Thank you to our sponsors, City of Winston Salem WePlay, Crown Trophy, Who Got Da Streetz Management LLC and Chophouze for helping create such a wonderful day. We must thank the community for coming out and supporting our youth!!!!!! They exceeded their expectations for themselves and the community showed out with all the love they received. Thirsty Inc. is dedicated to bringing our youth and community, events such as Eats and Beats and Sprague Street's Entrepreneurs' Camp. Be sure to continue to visit ThirstyInc.org for information on future workshop series and Events!!!!!