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Spotlight on one of Boston’s next young entrepreneurs

Aderito D. is an 11th grade student at Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINcA) and a very enthusiastic participant of our ¡emprende! (launch!) youth entrepreneurship program. Due to his brilliant performance in ¡emprende! activities, he was selected for an internship at Roxbury Innovation Center over February break and shadowed Netia, the Entrepreneurial Resident and Lab Manager.

“I was very excited to learn about 3D printing and new technologies. I had never done it before, but I had seen a lot of videos about printing action figures and I wanted to try it out for myself!,” explained Aderito.  During his internship, Netia made sure Aderito could spend most of his time learning about the things that interested him the most: “He’s been a pleasure to work with. We are so happy to have him,” expressed Netia. Aderito was very grateful for the opportunity and he is sure that this internship will help him achieve his dream of becoming a designer.

Through ¡emprende!, youth build knowledge and skills in STEM, business and entrepreneurship to find success in the classroom, prepare for fulfilling careers and launch innovative business plans. On April 7th, the students in our ¡emprende! programming at BINcA, Fenway High and Charlestown High will be presenting their business ideas to a panel of industry leaders in order to win a seat at the city-wide Babson Cup and seed funds to start their venture. The event will take place at Roxbury Innovation Center from 9am to 12pm. Please join us in celebrating this important milestone!

Special thank you to our ¡emprende! supporters: Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Roxbury Innovation Center, Amelia Peabody Foundation, Paul & Edith Babson Foundation, and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development.