project leader
Brittany W
57 Thompson St.
(Various Schools in Harlem, Washington Heights and the Bronx)
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the project

Entrepreneurial skills and opportunities for school aged students are few and far between. The Hustle aims to create a variety of spaces for students to learn and build on these skills. 

  • The Course: At The Hustle students learn by doing. Through this 10-week course, students become familiar with business strategies, best practices, research skills and are also provided a safe and empowering space to be creative and ultimately build out their entrepreneurial projects.
  • The Hustle Presents: A diverse entrepreneurial speaker series geared towards school aged students on zoom. 

We are raising money to continue to develop these programs and increase our impact with students.

the steps

At The Hustle we are working towards obtaining our own 501C3 status. Until that is approved, we have partnered with IOBY to get the program off the ground. 

The Course: We will work with teachers to develop a curriculum to teach students about business development, networking, leadership, problem-solving and more. We will create focus groups for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year to introduce the curriculum in different spaces at a variety of schools to collect data on highest impact and potential scalability.

The Hustle Presents: We will work with different founders and entrepreneurs to develop an interview series that is geared towards High School students' diverse interests and needs in the setting.


why we're doing it

Traditional education and curriculum closes the door for so many students who want to create and solve problems but in an unstructured way. Our education system is highly structured and does not prepare our students for an unstructured world. We need to build personal agency in learning and invigorate students to take learning and creating into their own hands. 


Program Coordination (88,000)

  • Club & Curriculum Production, Volunteer Coordination (facilitating events for founding members, matching founders for most impactful volunteer opportunities at schools partnered with, Production: The Hustle Presents (sourcing entrepreneurs, pre-interviews, building an audience, etc.), Project Manager Facilitation, Data Analysis 

Interns (18,000)

  • Most are The Hustle alum, working on recruitment, producing The Hustle Presents interviews, facilitating middle school lessons and more

Marketing/ Events (7,500)

Website Production / Media (2,500)

Working/Cohort Space (2,700)

Social Media Production (2000)

Software (1000)

  • LinkedIn for students, Canva, SquareSpace, zoom, google workspace

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $6,940
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
TOTAL TO RAISE= $138,804

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.


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