Business is Jammin’ (BIJ) is a province-wide charitable initiative that focuses on motivating Black and racially visible minority youth and stresses the importance of education and personal development in all of its programs. BIJ’s goals are to deliver a comprehensive enterprise and entrepreneurship learning strategy and instill business skills that will offer long-term benefits to young people.
BIJ shapes youth into vibrant members of the business community. We work with young people through a range of educational, social, mentorship, and financial support programs to build business acumen and leadership skills. In the last decade we’ve helped inspire thousands of program participants to stay in school, start up their own ventures, and bring an exceptional level of professionalism to any workplace. We develop an extensive range of programs and work with youth to help address the needs of three segmented age groups: 8-15, 16-20 and 21-35.
BIJ has a proven value within both the Black community and the Atlantic Canada economy. In the last two years alone, our program participation levels have grown by more than 60%, a number that will only increase as we respond to rising demands from the community for more Business is Jammin’ activities.
We envision a future where program participants will highlight their involvement with Business Is Jammin’ on resumes, business loan applications, and speaking engagements. We aim to be the premier partner in mentoring and guiding Black youth to be in-demand members of the business world.
Empowering Black Youth
At Business is Jammin’ we focus on motivating and empowering Black and racially visible minority youth and stressing the importance of education and personal development in everything we do.
BIJ MARCH BREAK DAY 1: Sweat like an entrepreneur!
Exercising is fun, but you know what’s more fun? Exercising with friends! This March Break, let’s get together from home and move our bodies. Every participant will receive a workout package with everything they need to have fun and sweat it out with one of our local Black fitness instructors.
BIJ MARCH BREAK Day 2: Paint Day!
Painting is always fun! Come paint with us. No skills needed, the only requirement is bring your creative mind and have fun.
For this online painting class you will receive everything you need to get your hands glittery and colourful.
BIJ MARCH BREAK Day 3: How to be an influencer!?
We see them everyday in our favourite TikTok dances or Insta Reels. How can you show the world your awesome ideas in a fun way? We’ll figure it out together!
All materials will be send. Come with your favourite influencers accounts!
BIJ MARCH BREAK DAY 4: Cooking Class!
Do you have a sweet tooth? We do too! One of our favourite local business will be sharing a deliciously sweet recipe that we can share with the fam in our PJ’S and movie night.
BIJ MARCH BREAK Day 4: PJ’s and Movie Night
Get in your coziest pj’s and get comfy. The snacks are on us!
Streaming: “Soul”. This is about a jazz pianist who has a challenging experience that makes him contemplate his choices and the wonders of day to day life that he was taking for granted.
BIJ MARCH BREAK Day 5: Pitch a mini Biz!
The beginning of every entrepreneur starts with how they can sell their ideas better. Do you have a great idea? We want to hear it!
We will help you put it together so you can sell it like a successful entrepreneur!