Phillip Aubrey wins $100 award at youth business camp
Budding entrepreneur at 16
Phillip Aubrey, 16, was all smiles recently, after winning the Urban Media Foundation’s (UMF) Junior Business Camp $100 drawing at the West Coast Expo on Aug. 14. Aubrey used laser-like focus to learn as much as possible about becoming an entrepreneur and real estate investor while attending the two-day camp.
He plans to start a one-stop advertising company for small businesses with his business partner Bernard Green, 17, whom he met at King Drew Medical Magnet High School.
Aubrey has long maintained a 4.0 gpa, is on the Leadership Council and Principal’s List, and is a member of Junior State of America. He plans to start a business while in high school and attend Columbia University.
“The Junior Business Camp opened my eyes to a lot of possibilities for me to make money, own property and to be successful,” said Aubrey. He is looking for mentors and investors to help him get started on the road to business ownership. If you would like to help, contact Phillip Aubrey at UMF at (323) 905-1325.
Young people ages 14 to 17 who want to learn the basics of how to start and grow a business can participate in a free workshop sponsored by the Urban Media Foundation’s Youth Entreprenuership Project. Called Junior Business Camp, the program takes place Aug. 12 and 13 as part of the West Coast Expo planned for the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Young people who pre-register for the workshop by July 15, will be entered into a drawing for a $100 grant to help toward their new business.
The Urban Media Foundation, a multimedia youth development program for inner-city children will hold its Junior Business Camp (JBC) on Aug. 12 and 13 as part of the West Coast Expo.
Participants will learn practical business skills such as team building, leadership development, financial management, professional communication, and business etiquette through interactive lesson and exercises. There will also be a number of presentations and workshops including “Start a Business for less than $100” and “Banking: Make it, Grow it, Stow it!”
Urban Media Foundation (UMF) founder Natalie Cole (center) accepts a grant from Noel Massie, president of UPS’ Central California District. The donation will be used to help purchase a new van to transport program participants. The mission of (UMF) is to educate, mentor and advocate for disadvantaged students interested in media technology, journalism and mass communication.
Phillip Aubrey, an 18-year-old senior at King Drew Medical Magnet High School, although it’s hard work, prides himself on being an overachiever, and is on a mission to see that other young men his age excel in the same ways that he strives to.