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august, 2018

06aug(aug 6)8:30 am10(aug 10)4:00 pmFeaturedIdea Academy: Camp Dream BuilderShape your future today


Event Details

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. For more information, email ldyer@jjhill.org.

Imagine what you could do. Imagine what you could be.

The James J. Hill Center believes in the intersection of education and entrepreneurship and assists youth in exploring it as a viable career by connecting them to new skills, business professionals and providing mentorship. Idea Academy’s mission is to support and train the next generation of entrepreneurs and small business owners by exposing youth to new ideas, exploring new ways of thinking and encouraging them to dream big.  The program is designed to equip youth with the critical thinking and problem-solving skills they need to thrive in today’s world by laying the groundwork for the development of hard and soft skills needed to succeed in business.

Come learn to ideate, discover solutions, build concepts, and pitch creative solutions to real-life problems.

IDEA ACADEMY: Camp Dream Builder
Entering grades 9 to 12
 August 6th to August 10th, 2018
Time: 8:30AM – 4:00PM
Cost: $250 per student (scholarships are available click here for application)

Each session will be held at the historic James J. Hill Center. Lead teachers, Hill staff and business professionals from the community will come together to help your child learn how to transform their dreams into action. Each day will be filled with activities, projects, presentations and visits to local businesses and startups to give them an inside look at different ways a professional or business functions.

Lead Teacher

Tracy Yang is a Twin Cities based entrepreneur, certified personal trainer, and Funkstyles dancer. She owns and operates her own fitness training business, Train with Tracy. Tracy was recently recognized by Empire Radio as one of the top health and fitness entrepreneurs in Minnesota.


Additional Camp Details:
Curbside drop off and pickup allowed (exception is day #1)
Lunch will be provided
Camp T-shirt provided
Student teacher ratio 1 to 10
Limited scholarships are available, click here for application
Final pitch presentation for friends and family

Empower your child to start shaping their future today!

Thanks to our community supporter:


6 (Monday) 8:30 am - 10 (Friday) 4:00 pm CST


JJ Hill Center

80 W 4th St, St Paul, MN 55102


Lindsey Dyerldyer@jjhill.org


Patrons with accessibility needs please access our ground floor elevator entrance via Kellogg Ave at the back of the building. Please ring the doorbell on the right hand side of door and a Hill staff member will assist you. If you have questions or concerns please call 651.265.5500. We look forward to having you visit.

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