The UpStart Colorado Teen Fellowship empowers Jewish teens to make change by creating their own social entrepreneurship initiatives to strengthen local community. Through the six-month fellowship, a select cohort of high school students develop new ideas, test their ventures with friends and peers, iterating and evolving the venture along the way. Throughout the program, Teen Fellows create an entrepreneurial community, activate creative ideas, and learn real-world skills.
Our robust curriculum provides teens with hands-on design thinking training, individualized coaching, and a team-based framework to bring their game-changing ideas to life.
Through this process, every UpStart Colorado Teen Fellow will ignite their creativity, create community, and increase their confidence. The program includes:
The 6-month Fellowship begins in early November and concludes in late April. On average, Fellows meet three times per month on Sundays from 4pm-7pm.
Fellows will work in Design Teams throughout the program to design and pilot test their social ventures.
Hone your skills as a Jewish social entrepreneur. UpStart’s curriculum is an innovative, engaging way to experiment with social innovation and human centered design, discover their Jewish values, and create community.
All Design Teams will be matched with a Coach, hear from a variety of Subject Matter Experts, and work closely with Alumni Mentors.
Pitch your project to a room full of community members, entrepreneurs, family, friends, and other esteemed guests at our culminating event.