2017-04-21 / Schools

Camps’ focus is social business

Ventura County high school students can learn about social businesses at the My Name My Story Social Entrepreneurship Summer Camp, which will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 31 to Aug. 4.

A social business is defined as a for-profit enterprise that also addresses a social need.

The camp is a team effort between the California Institute for Social Business at Cal State Channel Islands and the West Hills-based social enterprise My Name My Story.

The camp will feature workshops from social entrepreneurs like the CEO of MNMS, 19-year-old Amit Dodani, who turned his speech impediment into a social business, which he says is designed to help teens learn about themselves and others, and to develop empathy for those different than themselves.

The cost for the week, which includes tuition, meals and a banquet, is $1,295.

Ten CISB scholarships are available. For scholarship details, email andrea.grove@csuci.edu.

To register for the camp, go to www.mynamemystory.org/ summer-camp.

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