Girls Preparatory School Announces Return Of MBD: Girl Edition March 17

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Girls Preparatory School announces the return of MBD: Girl Edition on Saturday, March 17. This free community event will take place on the campus of GPS from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

MBD: Girl Edition is specifically designed for girls ages 8-18. By encouraging girls and their entrepreneurial dreams, MBD seeks to equip the next generation of successful business and social entrepreneurs. 

This year’s event features three components—a Girls’ Marketplace, a 24Hour Generator, and educational sessions for girls and parents. 

“At GPS, every day we encourage and empower girls to attain their highest aspirations,” said Dr. Autumn A. Graves, GPS head of school. “Within the framework of MBD, our signature entrepreneurial event, we get to share that same spirit of unleashing the potential in each girl with the community.”

Dr. Graves recognizes the power of the community investing in girls. For this reason, GPS has once again partnered with Public Education Foundation of Chattanooga and The Company Lab (Co.Lab) to produce this event. 

Here are ways to get involved: 

GIRLS:
- Apply to be a vendor in the Girls’ Marketplace (Application available at getyourmbd.com)
- Apply for Co.Lab’s 24Hour Generator. Girls in 11th and 12th grades from Eastern Tennessee/North Georgia participate in a 24-hour intensive of being mentored and working in teams to solve a business problem. Teams will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a cash prize.(Application available at getyourmbd.com)
- Attend an entrepreneurial workshop to help you get ready for the Marketplace—details below

PARENTS, FRIENDS AND THE COMMUNITY:
- Come support the girls. The public is invited on March 17 to shop at the Girls’ Marketplace, attend workshops for girls and parents, and to cheer on the teams as they pitch their ideas for a cash prize.
- Sponsor the event. (Sponsorship information available at getyourmbd.com

TEEN ENTREPRENEUR WORKSHOPS at the Chattanooga Public Library:
? Saturday, Feb. 3, 2-4 p.m., Branding Basics & Targeting Your Audience
? Saturday, Feb. 17, 2-4 p.m., Booth Display & Seller Psychology
? Saturday, March 3, 2-4 p.m., Finishing Details

Parents, teachers and other mentors should encourage girls who are outside-the-box thinkers and who like unconventional challenges to participate. More information is available at getyourmbd.com.

Follow along on social media for further details: Instagram.com/getyourmbdTwitter.com/getyourmbd and Facebook.com/getyourmbd

For more information or details, contact Ronna-Renee Jackson at 423-994-0007 or rjackson@gps.edu.


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