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WORKSHOP #5

GUEST SPEAKER: SARAH BODLEY, reSET SOCIAL ENTERPRISE TRUST

On Thursday, July 25th, we were joined by Sarah Bodley of reSET, a social enterprise that aims to help entrepreneurs make their business ideas a reality. As part of our workshop series, Sarah talked about how every idea has the potential to become realized and make a substantial impact.
 
She started the workshop by asking our players what they thought about entrepreneurship and what makes a good entrepreneur. For a majority of our players, the answer was relatively the same: someone who thinks outside the box and is willing to take risks.
Moving forward, Sarah led an activity where she put up posters dedicated to concepts like community and global issues. She asked our players if they could think of anything related to these categories. In response, our players wrote about immigration time, bullying, public transportation, infrastructure, etc. After that, they all sat down and had a discussion about the different ways they could improve upon these issues. This was a good opportunity for each player to develop critical thinking skills and collaborate with one another.
 
At the end of the workshop, Sarah used the Hartford Sports Foundation to help our players understand business operations. Based on a chart, she went over concepts like customers, expenses, revenues, and how all of these areas of business overlap. To conclude this workshop, she asked our players to reach out to her with any ideas or questions, stating that she would be more than happy to work with them. We thank Sarah for taking time out of her day to talk to our players and inspire their ideas. In her own words, “Every little idea, good or bad, has the potential to make a difference