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Our programs
B. Side Basics

10 week, 40 hour intro to business and entrepreneurship training program.

The Employment Game

Series of workshops directed at soft skills business training to prepare youth for the workforce.

Digital Inclusion (DI)

40-55 hours of training in computer refurbishment and troubleshooting.

313Dev

A software development pilot program, partnering with area software consultants.

Young Moguls

Continued business concept support, internships and industry mentors.

B. Side Basics

10 week, 40 hour intro to business and entrepreneurship training program.

B. Side of A.

Summer intensive programs focusing on the arts, with a business opportunity in mind.

Digital Inclusion (DI)

40-55 hours of training in computer refurbishment and troubleshooting.

B. Side Basics

10 week, 40 hour intro to business and entrepreneurship training program.

The Employment Game

Series of workshops directed at soft skills business training to prepare youth for the workforce.

Digital Inclusion (DI)

40-55 hours of training in computer refurbishment and troubleshooting.

313Dev

A software development pilot program, partnering with area software consultants.

our mission

To incubate ideas and projects of youth to foster a culture of entrepreneurship. These projects are supported through enterprise, business education and mentor relationships, which teach self-sufficiency, and the initiative in realizing their self-defined goals. Through us, youth are promoted as an asset within the local business landscape.

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featured youth

Howard

After creating a business plan about an online game, he completed B. Side Basics...

Justin

With a passion for technology, he focused on learning as much as possible in DI...

Diamond

Sketches her dreams of beautiful clothes that one day she will create. Fashion is...

Desirine

Has her eye the IT industry and is learning coding. She can see the opportunities that are...

upcoming special events

The B. Side is offering teen summer camps at Washtenaw Community College this summer. Youth between the ages of 13-18 can participate in our hands-on camps to learn entrepreneurship or computer technology.

Class dates are as follows and all classes run from 9am to 2pm:

Digital Inclusion Camp 1June 16th - June 19th

Digital Inclusion Camp 2 June 30th - July 3rd 

The B. Side Basics Camp 1June 23rd - July 3rd

The B. Side Basics Camp 2July 21st - August 1st

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news articles
Digital Inclusion Focus EMU Online | DI
B. Side of Arts Summer ProgramFocus EMU Online | B. Side of A.
Concepts of Life Heritage News| B. Side of A.

Members of EMU's B. Side launch website Ypsilanti Courier | B. Side of A.

B. Side honors participants Eastern Echo | B. Side

The B. Side of Youth Re: New Michigan | B. Side

The Business Side of Youth TV20 Detroit.Com | B. Side of A.

The Lowdown on Ypsi’s B. Side Mark Maynard.Com | B. Side