Are you a middle school student who is interested in business but have other summer plans? Check out the Berkeley Business Academy for Youth Middle School Afterschool Program! B-BAY Afterschool is a virtual experience offered to students currently in grades 6-8th!

Facing change head-on is familiar territory for entrepreneurs. An entrepreneurial mindset allows you to overcome challenges, make predictions about the future, learn from mistakes, and strive for improvement. While you will face the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 for years to come, as a future business leader you can be a part of shaping the new normal. B-BAY Afterschool will allow you to do just that!  Through instruction from BerkeleyHaas faculty, industry experts, college teaching assistant mentors  and critical thinking, problem solving workshops with your peers, students will work in teams to utilize new found knowledge to develop a solution for a Social Impact problem as we transition into  a Long or Post-Covid world.

Middle school students who participate in B-BAY Afterschool will: 

  • Have fun!
  • Learn business fundamentals and vocabulary
  • Study core issues created by COVID-19 and transitioning into  a Long or Post-Covid world
  • Develop an idea through a Lean LaunchPad model
  • Build confidence and learn about their strengths through teamwork
  • Develop communication skills as you present what you have learned

Technical Requirements

B-BAY Afterschool will utilize Zoom and Canvas for virtual learning. All participants must meet the minimum computer and browser requirements for both platforms: