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Summer Academy

2020 Summer Academy

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Our bi-week summer academy sessions for youth offer students with a strong foundation of personal growth and empowerment, estate planning, entrepreneurship, money management, budgeting, and saving. Through a series of high-energy games, stimulating, interactive discussions and group projects, this educational program creates an everlasting impact on the students’ thoughts and beliefs about them working towards a secure career and life.

The average college student graduates with over $19,000 in student debt, and more than $3,500 in credit card debt. There are a number of studies that state that financial literacy education doesn’t work and has no effect on the future saving and investing behavior. We disagree; it’s not the education that doesn’t work, it’s the execution method.

Youth Business University Summer Academy does not focus on whether a student can memorize the information and pass a test, but on changing their attitude towards managing their current and future life and finances along with providing them with the interest to learn more even after they have left our academy.

Students will work away with a working understanding of life skills, business skills, entrepreneurship skills, money, managing debt, and investing. In the absence of that, many students mishandle over life and financial decisions, learning by trial and error, often ending up with bad choices and results, credit, little or no savings, and a ton of debt. Students who participate in the Youth Business University Summer Academy are exposed to new ways of thinking about life, career, money and finance. They develop a mature understanding of how to live a successful life and the importance of planning for the future.

Youth Business University Summer Academy offers students with the right skill set so that they can navigate their life, career, and financial future with confidence, vision, mission, and purpose along with an execution plan.

We have developed in-depth expertise in working with clients ranging from state and local government, law enforcement, prison systems, education, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, providing each client with unique and flexible solutions to guarantee successful outcomes. 

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Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $60.00

Weekly Tuition Free: $200/Week Session (&900 Value)

  • 10% Discount On Multi-Family Members - Same House Hold & Same Parents
  • $90 charge for cancelation resulting in less than the 3 weeks paid commitment

Summer Academy Schedule Time:  9am-4pm

  • Extended care (before 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM or after 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM) is $20 per week before, $30 per week after or $50 for both before and after care.
  • Limited Enrollment (Maximum of 25 Students)
  • The weekly academy price includes activities, daily hot lunch, t-shirt, most academic supplies, and academy insurance.

Who:  Middle and High Schoolers

Class Ratio:  1:13

What To Wear:  Appropriate and Comfortable

Scholarships:  If you are interested in applying for a full or partial scholarship (limited availability), apply here. 

  • Stars and Strikes – Huntsville, AL
  • Stars and Strikes – Augusta, GA
  • Stars and Strikes - Buford/Mall of Georgia
  • Stars and Strikes – Columbus, GA
  • Stars and Strikes – Cumming, GA
  • Stars and Strikes – Dallas, GA
  • Stars and Strikes - Dacula/Lawrenceville, GA
  • Stars and Strikes – Loganville, GA
  • Stars and Strikes - Stone Mountain, GA
  • Stars and Strikes - Sandy Springs, GA
  • Stars and Strikes – Woodstock, GA 
  • Extended Care:  $75/Week (Options Vary By Location)
  • Bus Transportation:  $25/Week (Woodward Academy Only)
  • Program T-Shirt:  $10 

Price: $200.00

  • Middle or High School Group*
  • Current or Rising Middle Schooler
  • Current, Graduated or Rising High Schooler 
  • Stars and Strikes – Huntsville, AL
  • Stars and Strikes – Augusta, GA
  • Stars and Strikes - Buford/Mall of Georgia
  • Stars and Strikes – Columbus, GA
  • Stars and Strikes – Cumming, GA
  • Stars and Strikes – Dallas, GA
  • Stars and Strikes - Dacula/Lawrenceville, GA
  • Stars and Strikes – Loganville, GA
  • Stars and Strikes - Stone Mountain, GA
  • Stars and Strikes - Sandy Springs, GA
  • Stars and Strikes – Woodstock, GA 

Estate Planning

Earning a Paycheck

Paying Taxes

Budgeting

Fixed & Variable Expenses

Needs vs. Wants

Checking & Savings Accounts

Checks & Deposits

Interest

Debt and Liabilities

Saving and Investing

Assets

Interest Rate Calculations

Credit Worthiness

Identity Theft

Spending Plans

Calculating Lifestyle Cost

Supply and Demand

Types of Insurance

Purpose & Effect of Insurance

Net Worth

Making Deposits

Reconciling Accounts

Interest and Fees

Insurance Basics

Credit Score/Report

Credit and Debt

Types of Assets

Wealthy vs. Poor Habits

Investing Introduction

Entrepreneurship

Language of Money

Online Banking

Benefit Packages

Stocks and Bonds

Expected Rate of Return

Passive Income

Rule of 72

Saving Early and Often

Income Taxes

Pay Yourself First

Employer vs. Employee

Gross vs. Net Income 

Next Generation Empowerment "The Path To Success" Summer Academy For Middle School and High School Students

Academy Activities Below

Student activities would vary from day to day.  They would rotate between bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, arcade, and board games, other activities.  

Students will also be engaged in a variety of competitions and challenges that are professionally designed to foster teamwork and build lasting relationships managed by the Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center staff.    

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Next Generation Empowerment "The Path To Success" Summer Academy For Rising Middle School and High School Students

Where: Various Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center 

Email Us: summeracademy@ybunow.com

Summer Academy Phone: 404-941-5578

Camp Cell Phone: Will provide during summer academy 

Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center 

Phone for all locations: 678-965-5707

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Next Generation Empowerment "The Path To Success" Summer Academy For Rising Middle School and High School Students Academy Guest Speakers:

*SPEAKERS, TOPICS, AND TIMES

ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT THE DISCRETION OF YBU AND/OR THE SPEAKERS*

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This summer academy will be held week days at the Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center located at 1700 Winder Highway, Suite 100, Dacula, GA 30019, from May 26, 2020, to August 7, 2020 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM). Extended hours are available from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

Next Generation Empowerment "The Path To Success" Summer Academy For Middle School and High School Students

Lunch Menu Below

We would alternate lunches based on the following:

  • Spaghetti, salad, breadsticks - soda
  • Chicken fingers, fries - soda
  • Hot Dog/Hamburgers, fries - soda
  • Pizza, salad - Soda
  • Taco Bar - Soda
  • Hamburgers/Hot Dogs with Mac and Cheese - soda
  • Chicken Fingers with Mac and Cheese - soda

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This summer academy will be held week days at various Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Centers, from May 29, 2018, to August 3, 2018 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM). Extended hours are available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 

Next Generation Empowerment "The Path To Success" Summer Academy For Middle School and High School Students

Download Parent Facts in PDF format (CLICK HERE)

Please download and read the parent handbook for additional information (CLICK HERE).

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive concerning our summer academy.

PURPOSE AND EXPECTATIONS

Next Generation Empowerment “Path To Success” Summer Academy at hosted at Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center - Dacula is offered to rising 5th grade and rising 9th grade students. We provide an atmosphere of fun and networking, fellowship focused on academic, and personal growth in the following areas: entrepreneurship, career/workforce, life skills, college planning, and personal finance empowerment.  We also focus on building character, group bonding and a sense of community.

We cannot guarantee every youth will exercise love and proper behavior; and therefore, we address behavior on moral principles which involve getting parents involved when necessary.

As such no alcohol, tobacco, drug or intoxication of any sort, by any student or staff will be tolerated. The Academy is a non-smoking facility. Likewise, aggressive behavior both verbal and physical will be dealt with as described in the discipline section to follow.

WHAT ACADEMICS DO YOU INCLUDE?

We utilize materials from various sources including Dave Ramsey Student Personal Finance, Success Magazine- Success For Teens, and The Great Course.

Daily student will engage in creative challenges, logic, and problem solving, and journaling. The teens are allowed to bring books or topics for a daily session of directed peer tutoring where questions and difficulties can be addressed or skills improved. We also require that each student learns and document 3 life skills daily.

CAMP HOURS

The Academy hours are from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

How early can I bring my children and do they get breakfast?

Early drop off begins at 8:00 AM. There is an added charge of $15 for arrival before 9:00 AM.  Breakfast is not provided and youth are welcome to bring their own breakfast.

We also provide after care which is from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. There is an added charge for these services which is $25.00 per week.

For both before and after care services, there is a charge of $35.00.

WHERE IS DROP-OFF AND PICKUP?

All parents, regardless of arrival time, should drop children at the Academy entrance located inside of Stars and Strikes Family Center marked by a large awning. Youth will be available for pick up at the same place accordingly.

IS SIGN-IN REQUIRED?

SIGN IN and SIGN OUT are required. Please do not simply drop off your youth at the door. Help us avoid confusion, communicate better, and keep your youth safe by honoring this process.

HOW LATE CAN MY CHILDREN STAY?

Camp closes at 6:00pm. No prearrangement is necessary for you to use this convenience but after 3:30 PM there is an added charge. Please see extended care fees. Added penalties apply after 6:00 PM.

PAYMENT OF FEES, CHANGES, AND CANCELLATIONS

You are free to make payments on-line at any time by credit card or pay in cash.  A full investment payment fee must be made 7 days prior to attendance.

This deposit is refundable with a 7 day notice of cancellation. The deposit is forfeited if there is not a 7 day notice or for any week of nonattendance. Weeks may be moved without penalty with 7 day’s notice to another week if space is available to do so.

Late enrollment is possible if space is available however there is a fee for late enrollment and a fee for any cancellation.

Morning and evening extended care can be pre-enrolled or enrolled on first use.

ENROLLMENT FEES AND DISCOUNTS

The enrollment fee is per student and we offer a 10% discount for multi-family member of the same parents and household.

WHEN ARE THE FEES DUE?

Academy Fees are due 7 days in advance of attendance. Typically this means fees are due the Monday prior to the coming Monday's attendance. Fees are considered overdue after the opening day of each camp week.

The required weekly deposit will be forfeited without a 7 day notice of cancellation.

HOW IS EXTENDED CARE BILLED?

Extended care may be requested as you enroll or paid for as used. Fees will apply if extended care is used for any one day during the week. The fee is weekly and will be charged equally for any one day or for all five days.

Early drop off begins at 8:00am. There is an added charge of $15 for arrival before 9:00 AM.  Breakfast is not provided and youth are welcome to bring their own breakfast.

We also provide after care which is from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. There is an added charge for these services which is $25.00 per week.

For both before and after care services, there is a charge of $35.00.

After 6:30 PM there will be a $10 per 15 minutes per event

CAN I CANCEL A WEEK?

Cancellations must be submitted in writing 7 days prior to scheduled attendance and if the week is not transferred to another week there is a $25 cancellation fee regardless of the reason. If not properly canceled with the required written 7 day’s notice (email is best), you will forfeit the weekly deposit.

WHAT IF WE JUST DO NOT COME ONE WEEK?

Because we reserve space and that often results in turning someone away Nonattendance with no notice of cancellation will be billed the full cost of the week.

WHAT IF MY PAYMENT IS LATE?

Fees are due no later than 7days prior to each week's attendance. In the event that fees are not current enrollment will be suspended and our waiting list will be notified of the available space. The deposit for the week will be forfeited if enrollment is suspended due to late payment.

ACCOUNT STATEMENTS

If you need an account statement, please let us know.  Note, you will receive an email of your statement weekly.

Advance payment is assumed. You are free to pay with a credit card or in cash with the understanding that fees are at least due 7 days prior to attendance and all fees.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCIDENT OR ILLNESS

Any minor accident is treated at the academy and you will find a note attached to the sign out sheet alerting you to the event. If you wish further information please ask. Academy staff keeps an accident log and anyone should be able to assist you. Any incident that involves medication or treatment beyond a band aide or for illness that may require your youth to be picked up we will call you by phone.

There are two ways you are alerted should there be a genuine academy emergency that requires evacuation. You are alerted by email as well as by phone.

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?

Students are provided a lunch. If your child requires a special diet we can usually accommodate that.

We will honor any reasonable request for vegetarian or special diet lunches. If it is a complex or unusual diet, bringing a lunch may be preferred.

WHAT SHOULD THE STUDENT WEAR?

Please label anything that you want to see again. The Academy is an active place. Youth should wear comfortable clothes and shoes that stay on their feet. An Academy T-shirt is provided and may be worn daily.

CAN I TALK TO THE TEACHERS OR VISIT CLASS SESSIIONS?

Teachers are always available to you. You can leave a note for the teachers on the sign-in sheets, or any of our senior staff will be happy to assist. You are welcome to attend any class session at any time. Many parents arrange for parties or birthdays.

SHOULD MY CHILD BRING MONEY TO CAMP?

Students should never need money for our summer academy, but they are allowed to bring money to the academy. We strongly discourage large amounts and suggest only up to $10. Students of all ages must care for their own money.

WHAT DO I DO WITH MEDICATION?

Oral medication cannot be distributed without written permission from the parent. All medication must be clearly marked and given to the director with written instructions. Classroom teachers will be responsible for distribution.

DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO PARTICIPATE?

This is not child care it is academy. A place we hope youth will grow in emotional, social and business skills. Youth will be encouraged to participate in all activities. Typically there will be a variety or choice of activities. However, when a group activity occurs with no alternative activity students are strongly encouraged, but not required, to participate. If a student chooses not to participate s/he will not be allowed to choose an alternative, individual activity. They will simply sit out. As part of an effort to encourage participation, from time to time teachers may reward those who do participate.

HOW DO WE DISCIPLINE?

Summer academy is intended to be an example of proper moral principles in action. Our philosophy for discipline is based on mutual respect, patience, cooperation, and encouragement. Disruptive students can harm the fun and learning of all and may receive time out or be removed from an activity if behaviors prevent the activity from proceeding smoothly.

Students who become aggressive or act in such a way as to present a possible harm to others will be separated from the group and the parents will be contacted. Continued and repetitive aggression or inappropriate behaviors may result in your youth being removed from the academy with no refund.

Please see the parent handbook for more detail.

SHOULD MY CHILD BRING PETS AND, GAMES?

Family pets are not allowed at the academy, but we understand how tempting it can be for our students to bring and trade a variety of items. This has been a consistent source of disappointment, and argument. We have a full day scheduled. It is not necessary for your youth to bring any games or trading cards. Mobile game systems and music players are useful for some of our activities, but are the sole responsibility of the student. Our past experience suggests that items such as these have a high probability of being lost, broken, misplaced or just go missing. Any item used to the distraction of the class may be confiscated until the end of the day.

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This summer academy will be held week days at various Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Centers from May 29, 2020 to August 3, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM). Extended hours are available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Next Generation Empowerment "The Path To Success" Summer Academy For Middle School and High School Students

Parent Handbook 

Next Generation Empowerment "The Path To Success" Summer Academy For Middle School and High School Students

GENERAL CAMP STRUCTURE, POLICIES, AND STAFF EXPECTATIONS:

Each staff person is expected to be familiar with the readings and policies relevant to that individual area of responsibility. See page bottom for director’s biography.

  • Camp Policies and Procedures Handbook: Policies / Procedures (Click Here To Download)
  • Staff Guidelines: Staff Guidelines (Click Here To Download)
  • Effective Teaching: Effective Teaching (Click Here To Download)
  • Manage the class rooms and Transitions
  • Manage means have a plan – practice it and stick to it.
  •  Behavior is better when the youth are busy and move smoothly knowing what and when to expect activities.
  • Clean up anything around the academy – don’t assume the next person is going to pick up the paper. Check on and straighten up bathrooms behind your group.
  • Depending on age, most youth should not be unescorted in any part of the building.
  • Building damage happens but it must be reported ASAP – especially carpet spills.
  • Have no more than 2 in a bathroom and monitor use and cleanliness.
  • Be strict with horseplay. Pulling, pushing, wrestling and running gets out of control and become aggressive quickly.
  • Teachers should have their class list with student information available at all times.
  • Pay attention to and plan to stop negative behaviors. Name calling, bullying, making fun of, tattling, and any range of negative behaviors should be addressed before they become a larger problem.
  • Music around camp or on camper’s MP3’s should be acceptable music
  • Academics and activities should not be not optional for any student.

LUNCH:

  • The preparation of lunch will be a task for the Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center management team.
  • Be certain students are eating something for lunch and report anyone consistently failing to eat. Be aware of hydration needs.
  • Students will be required to end the day in their classroom and escorted to appropriate after care areas before the teacher relinquishes them.
  • Parent Sign out is required and youth.

ACCIDENTS:

All accidents must be reported no matter how minor they may appear. Please use an accident report form to document and return it to the director immediately. Anything bleeding or really requiring ice (not just TLC) needs an accident report. The rest only needs a sign out note. We do not want to send a youth home bruised cut or bitten without a comment to the parent or a note on the sign out sheet. First aid supplies are in the academy office.

In a severe injury notify all administrators and move the youth to a quiet place. Call 911 if the injury warrants.

CD PLAYERS, GAMES AND OTHER CLASSROOM STUFF:

  • YOU control your classroom. YOU decide what is appropriate and when it is appropriate. Anything that distracts from the participation and smooth operation in your classroom is subject to “go away”.
  • Administration will back you fully on any decision to eliminate distractions.
  • Smoking, alcohol and drug use are not allowed by staff or students on site.

AN IMPORTANT FINAL NOTE:

Selling, trading, and swapping anything at the academy is forbidden.

Many problems have come from activities that involve cards, trading and game boys. We do not forbid students to bring cards to show or game boys to use but be aware that we have had many lost items, outright thefts, or older youth taking financial advantage of younger youth. We discourage youth from having these items at the academy and any loss from their presence is the youth’s responsibility; however, you should monitor this activity closely.

Director’s Biography:

Since the age of 15, Jeffery D. Henderson has been an advocate for youth when he first spoke at Harvard University at the National Council of State Committees for Youth Helping Youth.

While attending St. Paul Central High, MN, he was involved in following youth programs:

  • All City Student Council (President) 
  • Burlington Northern Law Association
  • Burlington Northern Law Association (President)
  • Mayor's Youth Commission
  • School Board Youth Advisory Committee, and
  • Senate Aide  

While attending Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, GA), he was President of Phi Beta Lambda (College Business Association) and a member of the Cinema Club.

During his adult years, he has been involved in the following:

CURRENT POSITIONS:

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors for Sinfo-Nia Youth Orchestra/Dance Company
  • Vice Chairperson of Operations of the Board of Directors for Health Promotion Action Coalition, Inc. (HPAC)
  • Board Member of the Board of Directors for Picture of Health, Foundation, Inc.

FORMER POSITIONS:

  • Board Member of PACE (Professional Association of Customer Engagement).
  • Board Member of More than Conquerors Inc.
  • President of Grace Heritage Christian Academy PTA
  • President of the Chamblee Charter High School Lady Bulldogs Track and Field Team
  • Vice President of Chamblee Charter High School PTSA
  • Vice President of Chamblee Charter High School Booster Club
  • Vice President of Chamblee Charter High School Girls Basketball Team
  • Big Brother/Big Sisters Mentors
  • Certified as an Official for USATF
  • Youth Leader
  • President of the Christian Brotherhood
  • Christian Education Director
  • Building Fund Chairperson
  • Event Planner

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This summer academy will be held week days at variousStars and Strikes Family Entertainment Centers from May 29, 2020 to August 3, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM). Extended hours are available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Next Generation Empowerment "The Path To Success" Summer Academy For Middle School and High School Students

Health History Form For Children, Youth And Adults Attending Camps

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This summer academy will be held week days at various Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Centers from May 29, 2018 to August 3, 2018 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM). Extended hours are available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

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Summer Academy Schedule

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This summer academy will be held week days at variousStars and Strikes Family Entertainment Centers from May 29, 2018 to August 3, 2018 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM). Extended hours are available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

If you are interested in applying for financial aid for any of the 2020 programs, please fill out the form below. Someone from our staff will review the application and get back to you within one week.

Student Name*

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Date of birth*

Gender*

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Which program would you like to participate in?*

Student is a*

Middle School student

High School student

School*

Grade*

Overall GPA*

Parent Name I*

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Last

Address*

Street Address

City

State

ZIP Code

Phone*

Email*

Parent Name II*

First 

Last

Address*

Street Address

City

State

ZIP Code

Phone*

Email*

Annual Household Income*

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Income Source*

Number of adults in household*

Number of students in household*

Where did you learn about out program and why do you want your student(s) to participate in the Youth Business University Summer Academy program?

100-300 word essay must be completed to qualify for a full scholarship.

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