Bringing entrepreneurship and career skill building workshops to Community Schools in Maryland
Marcus Bullock (Founder/CEO)
Flikshop Inc. & Flikshop School of Business
Community schools foster positive and equitable results by supplying students and families with essential physical, mental, academic, and extracurricular assistance. These schools act as central points, uniting families, communities, and partners to eliminate learning obstacles. By adopting an asset-centered method, community schools aim to reinforce bonds, resulting in better student achievements.
In Maryland, any school benefiting from Concentration of Poverty Grants is a community school. These grants offer initial funds and ongoing per-pupil allocations, facilitating the launch and continuity of community schools.
Marcus Bullock hosts in-person workshops that introduce students and parents to entrepreneurial strategies and tools that helped him grow a successful startup after prison and poverty.
Entrepreneurship After Graduation
Building a Professional Brand & Pitching an Idea
Introduction to Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
(for Students, Parents, & Teachers)
Empower Students and Parents for Entrepreneurial Success
Our EmpowerED Entrepreneurship program aligns with the Family and Community Partnerships pillar of Community Schools. We believe that strong partnerships between schools, families, and the community form the foundation for success. By fostering meaningful and ongoing engagement of families and community members, we empower students and parents to create dynamic and effective entrepreneurial paths. Just as community partners contribute to creating positive community schools, our program nurtures collaboration between students, parents, and mentors, fostering an environment of shared responsibility and ownership for entrepreneurial success.
Help Students Explore Diverse Paths After Graduation
Embracing the principle of Expanded and Culturally Relevant Curriculum in Community Schools, our program acknowledges that not all paths to success require traditional college education. Through diverse workshops, we expand students' horizons beyond the classroom, offering them the chance to explore various entrepreneurial journeys. Our approach resonates with the Multi-tiered Systems of Support, as we provide opportunities for all students to learn, whether they seek to launch their own businesses or explore alternative avenues for personal and professional growth.
Provide Actionable Steps for Launching Students & Parents Entrepreneurial Dreams
Aligned with the Inclusive Leadership and Effective Teaching Practices pillars for Community Schools, our workshops emphasize collaborative learning and inclusive guidance. We take the principles of shared responsibility and collaborative planning to heart, ensuring that both students and parents are equipped with the tools they need for success. Just as effective teaching practices focus on making learning relevant, we provide Community Support Services that cater to the whole student and parent, both academically and socially. Our workshops empower participants with practical strategies, reflecting the pillars of collaborative leadership, multi-tiered support, and integrated services.