Youth Entrepreneurship

Mike Tiana


The Robinson Community Learning Center Youth Entrepreneurship team introduces students in grades 6th-12th to the world of business and entrepreneurship through both theoretical and practical business applications.

Students explore a variety of competencies through the course of their engagement with the aim of improving student critical thinking abilities, research skills, and ability to read for comprehension and synthesis. While working on student-generated business plans, students will develop a business from the idea to implementation stages. Through this process they will tackle difficult topics, including financial literacy and public speaking.

Consistent, constructive feedback is given to all our students as they mature in the experiences listed above. We have seen marked improvement with our students over their year(s) in the program, especially in confidence and oral communication.

The program meets Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 from September through May, with breaks in respect to the Notre Dame and South Bend City School Corporation academic calendars.

To be part of the Entrepreneurship program, please contact Michael Boyd at 574.631.9435 or

The findings from a year-long quantitative study by Dr. Peter Miller, of the University of Wisconson, can be read or downloaded here in PDF format: Youth Entrepreneurship at the RCLC