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Local entrepreneurship program offers free virtual meetings with world-changers

Links are below to sign up for and get more information about the free virtual meetings being offered
Posted at 5:39 AM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 07:38:40-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Learn how to change the world...all from the comfort of your own home. How does that sound?

April 20-23, Unreasonable Kids, a Newport News program teaching kids to solve social issues through entrepreneurship, is facilitating a series of virtual meetings with successful entrepreneurs.

Ateba Gaines, the founder of Unreasonable Kids, tells News 3 her students have been meeting virtually with executives all month, including people at companies like Nike and the NHL, virtual conferencing software called Zoom.

Gaines says they've been able to ask questions and learn to great success so now she's opening up the opportunity to kids and adults everywhere.

"When do you ever get access to top leadership like that? This is a very important opportunity for kids," said Gaines. "They learn in my class, but this has been a very rich experience for them."

Among the entrepreneurs making themselves available are Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder of We Are All Human, an organization that promotes diversity and inclusion, documentary filmmaker Damon Kwame Mason and Shireen Hafeez, Founder of Deaf Kids Code, an organization bridging social and economic gaps of children with hearing loss through computer science.

Click the links below to sign up for and get more information about the free virtual meetings being offered:

Virtual Breakfast with Gabriela Corbera, Business and Human Rights Strategist at Global Social Innovation, LLC.
Monday, April 20, 2020, 10:00 am EST

Virtual Breakfast with Luc Lapointe the CEO and Founder of the BC Lab
Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 10:00 am EST

Virtual Brunch-Damon Kwame Mason, Soul on Ice: Past/Present/Future Producer
Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 11:00 am EST

Earth Day 2020: #SDG13ClimateAction Virtual Discussion for Parents and Kids
Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 6:00 pm EST

Virtual Breakfast with Shireen Hafeez, Founder of Deaf Kids Code
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 10 am EST

Virtual Lunch with Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder and CEO, We Are All Human Foundation
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 1:00 pm EST

National Superhero Day: A Day to Honor Medical Superheroes
Wednesday, April 28, 2020, All-Day Virtual Event