Each summer Westtown School hosts an array of Academic, Science and Arts programs.
The National Young Innovators Conference 1.0 @Westtown Science Institute | Residential & Day Options | Grades rising 7 - 10
In NYIC 1.0, rising grades 7-10 engage in week-long immersive experiences in team-building, design thinking, collaborative product/program development, and creating innovative solutions to challenges. Entrepreneurship is a key aspect of the program, and once again our students will work with Schoolyard Ventures (https://www.schoolyardventures.com/) and the Drexel University Close School of Entrepreneurship to learn the fundamentals, and they will pitch their ideas to professionals and near peers on our final day together. NYIC 1.0 features an incubator modeled format in which students will ideate, research, and develop ideas to pitch during the program. A start-up grant will be awarded to the team (or teams of students) who develop and execute the best pitch during the week-long conference. Residential and Day Student options available.
For more details visit: NYIC-WSI
National Young Innovators Conference 2.0 @Westtown Science Institute | Residential & Day Options | Grades rising 7 - 10
In NYIC 2.0, rising grades 7-10 who have completed NYIC 1.0 will engage in a week-long design/build experience. Students may have the option to further develop their ideas from NYIC 1.0 into a prototype, or may explore new ideas as they learn the tools (Computer Assisted Design, CNC machining, 3D printing, laser engraving/cutting, basic construction from cardboard models to wood and metal products, software app development, and more) that are relevant to their products. NYIC 2.0 takes the incubated, entrepreneurial students from the world of ideas into the world of design/build. A start-up grant will be awarded to the team (or teams of students) who develop and build out the best minimum viable product during the week-long conference. Residential and Day Student options available.
For more details visit: NYIC-WSI
Schoolyard Ventures | Entrepreneurial Ventures Summer Program | Grades rising 8-11
Learn how to launch a business, while developing business skills, building your resume and having fun! Held at Westtown School in partnership with Drexel University’s Close School of Entrepreneurship (including a visit to Drexel’s campus)!
Dates: June 19th – June 30th, 2017.
Location: Westtown School, West Chester, PA
Ages: 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th grade students may apply
Description: The Entrepreneurial Ventures Program gives teens the opportunity to become entrepreneurs and to build the skills and mindset required to solve real world problems. Students will learn from experienced entrepreneurs how to use entrepreneurship, not only to generate revenue but to improve the world. Since 2009, Schoolyard Ventures has helped over 1,300 students launch ventures ranging from app development companies and micro-finance projects to fashion labels and food startups.
Students will learn how to:
– Identify market opportunities
– Test venture ideas quickly
– Develop a plan for launching a venture
– Create a compelling value proposition
– Leverage their entrepreneurial activities to secure internships
– Start developing a professional network
– Understand how customers, employers and colleges view them and their strengths
– Present their ideas to potential investors and advocates
Students will also have the opportunity to visit Drexel University to take a guided campus tour, meet with the admissions team, meet Drexel students and learn about Drexel’s entrepreneurship offerings at the Close School of Entrepreneurship.
Option 1: Day Program: $1,795 (breakfast and lunch included).
Option 2: Residential Program: $2,795 (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
50% Deposit due upon acceptance into the program. Balance due by May 1st.
Application Process: Interested students should apply via the link below. Phone admissions interviews will be scheduled with students after their application is received.
Early Deadline ($100 discount): February 15th.
Regular Deadline: April 15th.