Teen Social ENtrepreneur Club
Learn, Earn, and Give Back
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The SBCE Social Enterprise/Entrepreneurship Club is under the guidance and direction of Joseph Natale, an internationally experienced Business Entrepreneur and Social Enterprise Expert. Entrepreneurial youth learn to develop and help manage unique and profitable businesses.
Members learn PURE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE giving back to their community by allocating a portion of their profits to social causes helping land, sea and people.
Session Learning Objectives: Organizational Development, Budgeting & Financial Management, Market Analysis, Marketing, Planning and Implementation. Participants earn shares in an active company and learn Pure Social Enterprise.
Our Focus is on Local & Global Civic Engagement
Current projects run by club
After a discussion about new business ideas in 2021, students discovered that tourism is one of the most profitable industries in Santa Barbara. Through collaborative research and analysis, we charted what local tour groups were offering and what they weren't offering. That's how we came up with our successful "Where the locals go" tour group run by students and with no reviews on Airbnb lower than 5 stars.
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20 years ago, SBCE/Darezzo Center founder Joseph Natale started supporting an orphanage in Chiang Rai, Thailand. He sent a team out to access the need and how the funds would be utilized. In the process, they made a video that you can watch today. Their assessment was that the need is very great in that part of the world and that the orphanage had the potential to expand its reach and support the community. Many of these orphans had been rescued from human trafficking and abusive situations.
20 later in the summer of 2023, Joseph Natale along with a team of motivated teens from the SBCE Social Entrepreneur Club, embarked on a transformative journey back to Chiang Rai. Their mission was to create an updated video that not only assessed the needs of the community but also showcased the remarkable growth and profound influence of the orphanage group.
This trip proved to be a resounding success, leaving a mark on the hearts and minds of the teens. Through extensive video coverage and insightful interviews, the team captured the orphanage's commitment to changing the lives of children and the community.
The experience had a profound effect on our Santa Barbara teens, instilling in them a newfound global mindset. They witnessed firsthand the evil accepted in developing countries and the power of love shown through the orphanage homes and the children.
The updated 2023 video is currently in post-production.
SB Music Events was proudly created and developed by the SBCE Teen Social Entrepreneur Club. Our Mission is to provide a platform for new artists to showcase their music while providing spectacular entertainment for our audiences. These events include performances from local and international artists, showcased student art for purchase, and songwriting contests. We donate 25% of the net proceeds to Youth Scholarships to SBCE students.
Mission of SBCE Teen Social Entrepreneur Club
Participants in the D'Arezzo Center for Creative Education will have an opportunity to engage in meaningful projects. They will learn about local and global issues and use their gifts, talents, and skills to bring awareness and effect change.
D'Arezzo Center/SBCE Founder Joseph Natale created Heart Ventures. This was the original vehicle for youth and adults to participate locally and globally in meaningful projects. Currently, D'Arezzo Center Members will have the same opportunity.
The following are examples of projects students from around the world, including Stanford, Pepperdine, Westmont, local high schools, and international youth, have participated in.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Members of the D'Arezzo Center will learn about the creation of this document by Eleanor Roosevelt and its implementation. Together participants will discover opportunities to bring awareness of human rights through their creative gifts. This will include group projects that will ultimately be shared throughout the community in schools, non-profits, town meetings, businesses, and on the web.