Young Professional’s Business Leadership
Young Professional's Business Leadership (YPBL) is a group of high school youth that encourages entreprenuership and promotes the skills needed to be successful in today's business world. This consists of a Business class led by an IRSC business teacher. Youth learn and are engaged in the fundamentals of basic and corporate finances. The class also teaches the business skills it takes to acquire a job in today's business market. Young Professional's Business Leadership program perform various hands-on learning tools where they interact with real life situations and everyday people in our community. YPBL is responsible for conducting 80% of the community service efforts, projects, and fundraisers held at Dasie Hope Center.
Recent YPBL Fundraisers/Community Projects:
* YPBL held a Baked Goods Sale to assist in the funding of their upcoming
business field trip to Washington D.C.. These baked goods were handmade fresh to
order by the youth themselves.
* YPBL decided to send carepackages last school semester to their fellow "alumni" of
Dasie Hope Center program who are now currently enrolled in college. YPBL wanted to
continue to send a thought of encouragement in the form of handmade giftbaskets filled
with tons of college life neccessities donated by our local community. The Dasie Hope
“Scholarship of Hope” has provided for 6 youth to attend college, where their grades
must remain up to date with our records.
*YPBL organized a community food drive "Stuff-the-Van" where the youth gathered boxes
of nonperishable food items and dispersed them to the less fortunate and elderly over
the Christmas season.
* YPBL held a Holiday Seafood Fest to assist in the funding of their upcoming business
fieldtrip to Washington D.C. Youth wanted to sell non traditional foods that normally aren't
found in abundance during the Christmas season. They sold hot fish and shrimp dinners
with french fries cooked to order. It was a very successful idea!