Young Professionals Business Leadership

Young Professionals Business Leadership (YPBL) is a group of high school youth that encourages entrepreneurship 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. The Young Professionals Business Leadership program performs various hands-on learning tools where members 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 the Dasie Hope Center.

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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 care packages last school semester to their fellow "alumni" of the 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 gift baskets filled with tons of college life necessities, donated by our local community. The Dasie Hope “Scholarship of Hope” has provided for six 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 field trip 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!
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