RBC iCode+ Program

The RBC iCode+ program is designed to provide hands on basic computer literacy training and computer programing training to youth ages 16 to 29 years old in the Black and minority communities; with the purpose of building their minds, knowledge and skills while encouraging participation in higher education and equipping them for the possibility of gaining employment or pursuing entrepreneurship.

Through RBC iCode+, Business Is Jammin’ wants to ensure that the benefits of technology-based learning are extended to disadvantaged communities as well. While most students may have access to good computer equipment that allows them to learn technologies at their schools, many of them lack access to these at their homes or in community settings.

2018 Youth Summer Entrepreneurship Camps - TBA

BREAK INTO BUSINESS

2016 Summer CampsThe Business Is Jammin’ program focuses on introducing youth (ages 8-15) to entrepreneurship as an alternate career choice, while stressing the importance of education and personal development, in a fun and energetic environment. These weeklong, fun-filled, interactive business camps take young people through the different stages of starting and running a business. During this summer camp, our Youth Coordinators will be delivering several entrepreneurship workshops to youth, exploring the characteristics of an entrepreneur, techniques for idea generation and engaging creative thinking exercises.

The activities are interactive and help to develop academic essential skills like math as well as learning about personal entrepreneurial traits. As the camp week comes to an end, the Youth run their own Business for a Day. This is a valuable learning experience that will foster the development of the attitudes, skills and characteristics needed in an entrepreneurial culture.

Camps Available / Location*:
Locations TBA

Ages: 8 – 15
Time: 9am – 4pm, Mon – Fri
Registration Deadline: One week prior to each camp.

*Dates & locations may be subject to change

Role Models on the Road


Business Is Jammin’ (BIJ) this past year has had a major focus on engaging youth in the rural areas. BIJ’s outreach emphasis and objectives are to encourage youth to stay in school, the importance of education and to introduce them to entrepreneurship as a viable alternative career choice. Through one of our programs Role Models on the Road, the BIJ team has engaged youth in a number of schools.

Role Models on the Road is an hour long panel where African Nova Scotia entrepreneurs speak to youth in schools, community groups, and other youth centered programs. This program promotes awareness about entrepreneurship, as we stress the importance of education. Each panelist volunteers their time speaking to youth about their career path, what their work entails, and to offer some words of advice and guidance about the importance of staying in school, setting goals and entrepreneurship.

North Preston Green Hands - Community Garden project

Business Is Jammin’ (BIJ) in partnership with United Way Halifax is organizing and running a Community Garden project (CGP) that aims to empower African Nova Scotian youth between the ages of 8-18 through social entrepreneurship/enterprise.

Under United Way’s Neighborhood strategy, BIJ is investing in a CGP project to increase opportunities for youth to participate in the community, provide ways to empower/engage the community of all ages and to have youth believe that they have the power within themselves to create a brighter reality for themselves, and for others, than they in the past thought was possible.

The community Garden project will aim at helping youth start social enterprises in their communities and empower youth to feel they have more choices for their future and the confidence to carry out their choices, through education and the practical “hands on” approach of growing and operating a small local business is a goal we can all contribute to.  To foster an inner environment of generosity in a grassroots philanthropy approach, where the youth feel empowered in giving back to their community and making a difference in the lives of others.

For more information, please contact Paul Rukidi @ paul.rukidi@bbi.ns.ca and via phone @ 902-476-9764