About Last Week: Teen.Biz Spring Camp VIDEO

Susu Cultural Business Incubator’s spring break camp for teen girl entrepreneurs was a great success!  Thank you to the Ft. Worth Chapter of Links, Inc, volunteers and supporters!  Check out the video and feel free to leave a comment below!

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TEEN.BIZ : Girl Entrepreneur Spring Break Training

 

FINAL CALL TO SIGN UP FOR SPRING BREAK CAMP

CAMP APPLICATION LINK HERE

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What:  5-day workshop for teen girls with an interest in starting or growing a business.

When: March 9 -13, 2015 10a – 4p

Where: Fort Worth Texas 76103 (complete details with registration)

Who:  This camp for teen girls is sponsored by The Fort Worth Chapter of Links, Inc. and facilitated by the Susu Cultural Business Incubator.


DAILY SCHEDULE

10a – 10:30 pm

MORNING YOGA – The 30 minute session led by Dr. Staussa Ervin, owner of MindPeace: Counseling, Coaching, Consulting.

MindPeace Counseling is thrilled to offer MindPeace BodyPeace Yoga Therapy for Teens to the participants of the Spring Break Camp for Girls.  We created MindPeace BodyPeace to provide solution focused skills through mind and body cohesion.  Camp participants will begin each day learning aspects of therapeutic yoga that will support the business skills they will learn in camp.   Our yoga therapy teaches mood management, self-confidence, coping skills, and the importance of community. The absolute best part of this experience is that starting the day with yoga will trigger dopamine, the hormone/neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of happiness.  Starting the day feeling happy will be a wonderful catalyst for this entrepreneurial journey! For more information on our weekly yoga therapy group for teens, visit us at www.mindpeacebodypeace.org.

10:30 a – 12 noon

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – The 90-minute sessions led by Tisha Crear of the Susu Cultural Business Incubator will teach basic business language, practices and processes.  Participants are introduced to business models, marketing, project management and product development.

12 noon – 1 p

LUNCH AND LEARN – Participants will spend 2 days learning recipes and developing teamwork exploring healthy culinary arts and work-shopping project ideas.  (Healthy lunch provided daily. REGISTER HERE )

1p -2p

PROJECT & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT workshops – Skill based learning sessions to prepare for DIY Craft Workshops.  Monday and Tuesday Intro to Essential Oils and Salt & Sugar Scrub classes are led by Tracey Butterfly Clark of Mariposas Garden.

2p -4p

DIY CRAFT WORKSHOPS – Hands-on workshop preparing products for market.

FRIDAY MARCH 13, 2015 JOIN US FOR THE CULMINATING MARKET THE EMPRESS BOUTIQUE AND SAMPLE THE PRODUCTS CREATED IN THE SPRING BREAK TEEN.BIZ CAMP FOR GIRLS.

SIGN UP TODAY

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Summer Solstice On Historic Show Hill: Market Pop Up

Summer Solstice, June 21, 2014

Show Hill is located on 8th Street in the Tenth Street Historic District in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas at the top of an area called’The Bottoms’ due to its low-lying location.  The Show Hill land was once a vibrant community hub for retail, food and socializing on the hill.

The lot sits empty and filled with rocks, fringed by lush green and fanned by the hum of cars flying around the dead man’s curve that serves as the hill’s front door.  Atop this historic ground,  boasting one of the best views of downtown Dallas available, on this once vital block of business,  we payed homage to its great history by ‘activating the vacancy’ with a fresh business presence.

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The design and build crew included bcWorkshop and neighborhood members and Activating Vacancies grantees that created market booths from the bamboo that grows freely throughout the area.

The result was a simple and beautiful market layout. The far side of the hill was designed with a walkway of market booths, the bcworkshop’s multi-purpose deck served as the stage, and there was a little food market and cafe.  Graduates from the Susu Cultural Business Incubator’s Vendor Certification Program and other local businesses brought the Hill to life.

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The day was a sun kissed affair with plenty of great activities. The prolific DJ O kept the scene vibrant with the good music vibes for everyone.  Live music from Don Bell Blues and a T-Bone Walker tribute serenaded the Tenth Street District. The activity list was packed with education and fun for everyone.  In addition to the market activities like: face painting with storyteller Melody Bell, interactive art workshops with Oil and Cotton, the midday Zumba workout, you did not want to miss Benny Walker’s Bob Cat ride!  Another Activating Vacancy project, ‘Ghost Bridges’,with urban design innovators Rabble Workshop, provided walking tours of the neighborhood.

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The vendors for the Show Hill Market really ‘showed out’ with a wide selection of unique hand-crafted goods and specialty services offered in the market.  Vendors displayed clothing, jewelry, art, bath & body products, and natural foods and artisanal drinks.

Meet some of the vendors:

Tenth Street Historic District, The Bottoms, Oak Cliff, South Dallas, The Hood: Home to a Neighborhood Market where you can sample home-brewed Kombucha and organic vegan tacos after a massage under the trees and some quick gift shopping while listening to live blues music overlooking the Dallas early summer skyline!

We are on a mission to develop local business, stimulate economic exchange and community re investment as a means to build neighborhood and guide the tide of re-urbanization.  We would love to hear from you!  Leave a comment below.  Join us for the next Susu Market on July 12, 2014.  Vendor Certification classes begin in August 2014.  Send an email to susuVendor@gmail.com . Your positive participation and contributions are welcome.

 

 

Photo Credits: bcWorkshop, Jamila Mendez, Herschel Yelder, Tracey Clarke, Twymeka Jendayi Hill-Jones

– Tisha Crear