CAPITAL & CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM
WHAT IS SAVIOURS?
SAVIOURS is a unique social entrepreneurship program that inspires young people to engage compassion and creativity, while helping them build capital and empowering them to make positive social impact as entrepreneurs. Through an integrated learning experience, SAVIOURS students develop character, an entrepreneurial mindset, and industry-based work experience to cultivate the creativity and consciousness needed for 21st century leadership. Presented in this way, SAVIOURS helps students connect the power of entrepreneurship with creativity and social engagement, while expanding their capacity to create a better world!
The mission of SAVIOURS is to inspire young people to create a better world through the power of compassion, creativity, capital, and the entrepreneurial spirit.
SAVIOURS offers an innovative entrepreneurial curriculum along with project-based creativity experiences, both tailored to teenage learners. The program's content is aligned with Common Core and Entrepreneurship Academic Content standards, and continuously crafted through the collaboration of GEISAS, Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland (JA), accomplished entrepreneurs and professionals, and partnering community organizations. Through this collaboration, GEISAS has designed SAVIOURS's signature 'saviour entrepreneurship' model, which emphasizes heroism through social entrepreneurship, guided by compassion, and empowered by comprehensive capital.
WHAT DO SAVIOURS DO?
LEARN & EXPERIENCE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
SAVIOURS's interactive learning sessions are facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs and professionals, who educate and challenge students to think outside of the box in developing bold, innovative solutions to the problems and needs within their own communities. Lessons and workshops engage students in ideation, problem solving, leadership, math and money management, independent study as well as collaboration to prepare them to thrive in the modern world. Students develop products, create conceptual business plans, design web sites and marketing packages, pitch their business ideas to potential investors and customers, plan and present community events, and sell products in both live and online marketplaces. SAVIOURS also engages local entrepreneurs to speak to students about the realities and opportunities of entrepreneurship.
EARN COLLEGE CREDIT
Beginning in January 2019, during select semesters, SAVIOURS students will also have the opportunity
to earn college credit from John Carroll University's Boler College of Business, through the Ohio
Department of Education's College Credit Plus (CCP) program. Credits are transferable to any college
or university in the country. Each semester that students enroll in the SAVIOURS program, they will also
be enrolled as JCU students. CCP allows students to seize this opportunity at no cost, and begin
earning their college degree while still completing their high school diploma!
(*John Carroll University’s entrepreneurship program is ranked in the top 25 best undergraduate programs in the nation
by U.S. News and World Report. Learn more about the Entrepreneurship Minor & the Boler College of Business here.)
ENGAGE IN CAPITAL & CREATIVITY BUILDERS
SAVIOURS students also cultivate their creativity, build social, professional, and financial capital, and engage in community service through industry specific, project-based learning. Learning directly from professionals in the Arts, Culinary Culture, Technology & Design, and Sports Management industries, students work hands-on in areas of their personal interest to launch impactful social enterprises, produce artwork portfolios, and facilitate community events. In addition, throughout the program and at its culminating symposium, students present and exhibit their work in support of social causes, and sell products as creative entrepreneurs.
CONNECT FOR THE FUTURE: COACH-CEO
COACH-CEO – SAVIOURS’s Company of Angels Community for Heroism in Creativity, Entrepreneurship, and Opportunity – is a network of role models, advisors, and mentors, collectively invested and committed to supporting the students of the SAVIOURS program. COACH-CEO 'Angels' are entrepreneurs and professionals, artists, educators, clergypersons, and community leaders, who give of their time, talent, and treasure to cultivate a new generation of creators and heroes.
COACH-CEO Angels live, work, and serve in the same communities as our
SAVIOURS’s students, and provide a support network that is vital to their development and progress. Angels engage in the SAVIOURS program through Guest Speaker Presentations, 1-on-1 Learning Lunches, Shadowing Opportunities and Internships, Pitch Coaching, Networking, and Charitable Support.
Being present, invested, and integrated into the SAVIOURS experience empowers COACH CEO Angels to impact not only the lives of individual students, but the ideas, perspectives, and aspirations that will shape our future!
Each SAVIOURS session culminates with a capstone entrepreneurship symposium and cultural exhibition -- The SAVIOURS Symphony & Symposium -- highlighting the students' businesses and creativity!
SAVIOURS In Action
When the *savours of sacrifice and service are captured
within an individual, a saviour is born.
(*Ezra 6:10; Matthew 5:13-16)
-Brandon Lipford, Creator of SAVIOURS
HOW DO I ENROLL IN SAVIOURS?
SAVIOURS is facilitated in 12-16 week after school sessions, during the Fall and Spring semesters. Participation is open to all 10th - 12th grade students, with an interest in learning about entrepreneurship and engaging in dynamic project-based learning. Enroll in SAVIOURS today by clicking HERE!
CAN I BRING SAVIOURS TO MY SCHOOL OR YOUTH GROUP?
Yes! Customized versions of the SAVIOURS program, as well as individual entrepreneurship workshops, can also be designed for your school, community center, or place of worship. If you are interested in bringing SAVIOURS to your student body, youth ministry, or group, click here to build a program with us, or contact GEISAS at (216) 282-4787 to discuss what you have in mind!
SAVIOURS Inspiration: Teen Entrepreneurs with Big Ideas & Successful Entrepreneurs with Great Advice!
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