As part of its Entrepreneurship Camps, Moncrief Game Changer, Inc., a nonprofit organization led by former Razorback and NBA All-Star Sidney Moncrief and his wife Dr. Takisha Moncrief will host “30 for 30 Shadow a CEO.”
The event taking place on Friday, July 1 at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, 10900 N. Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock will bring together 80 students and 20 CEOs for a day of entrepreneurship-focused activities and on-site job shadowing. This is the second “30 for 30 Shadow a CEO” event Moncrief has hosted this summer; the first occurred in Harrison, Ark. on June 24.
While the job shadowing will take place in the afternoon, the days’ activities will begin at 10 a.m. and include:
- A presentation by Sidney Moncrief.
- Engagement activities with the CEOs, including a rotation where students visit with the CEOs and learn about their backgrounds and businesses.
- Following the lunch, students will be assigned to a CEO and travel to their workplace for an afternoon shadow opportunity.
“Our Entrepreneurship Camps are such an important program because they bring together students from all backgrounds and provide them with real world experiences that demonstrate the importance of entrepreneurship,” said Moncrief. “While we’re only in our second year of providing this program, prior program participants have returned to school with an energized focus, increasing their grade-point average and obtaining scholarships to continue their education after high school.”
The program includes three phases:
- Entrepreneurship Camp Experience: Four one-week sessions introducing middle and high school students to entrepreneurship-focused learning experiences.
- 30 for 30 Shadow a CEO Experience: Students were paired with CEOs of small to midsize organizations. From touring the company to visiting with other executives, the students participated in job shadowing activities that introduced them to the company and demonstrated the intricacies of being a CEO.
- New York Entrepreneurship Experience: 10 students will receive an all-expenses paid trip to New York later this summer. In addition to touring the city, they will receive additional entrepreneurship experiences specific to the city.
The Entrepreneurship Camps welcomed students from Central High School in West-Helena, Premier Charter High School in North Little Rock, Springdale Public Schools in Springdale and West Central Community Center in Little Rock.
Program partners include Walmart, Inc, Arkansas Out of School Network, Saracen Casino Resort, Dee-Lite Foundation, Manna/Bridgeman Foods, Pace Industries, Don and Joy Nelson, and Moncrief One Team.
For more information, visit sidneymoncrief.com.
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