Composed of two classes of (mostly) juniors and seniors who meet each school day, the Incubator is an elective class that immerses young men and women in the various elements of entrepreneurship necessary to launch a business, whether it be product- or service-based. Here's a link to their facebook PAGE.
If you're interested in helping, the investment of time can be:
* as brief as a one or two mornings to speak to the two classes (as a subject matter expert or coach),
* as in-depth as serving as a mentor who meets every week or two throughout the school year with a team of four students.
* something in between those time-commitment examples--- there are ample opportunities to volunteer & sow into students’ experiences.
Want to learn more? Know someone who may be interested in learning more?
Please contact OPRF teacher Matt Prebble at firstname.lastname@example.org or Matt Baron, the OPRF Incubator’s Community Champion, at email@example.com. More information can be found at the links below.
Matt Prebble and Matt Baron, 708-860-1380
In its inaugural year (2017-18 academic year), the OPRF Business Incubator benefited tremendously from the talent and time of volunteers from throughout the Oak Park, River Forest and outlying community. To those who have already volunteered, a big “THANK YOU” for your support! We would welcome your support again this year, whether it’s volunteering or helping spread the word so we can benefit from others with a desire to volunteer.
The National Incubator Edu organization that provides our framework:
A Wednesday Journal story from the program’s launch a year ago:
Observations from an OPRF volunteer: