Q: I would like to make a donation. Where will my money go?
A: The money you donate helps to cover the cost of workshops, events, prizes, resources and administration. You can also choose to support us by donating goods or services that we can give away as prizes, or allowing us the use of your venue. Click here to make a donation.
Q: What makes the 6rightest different from other programs?
A: Our unique framework provides a holistic approach to entrepreneurship. We focus on cultivating essential skills and self-awareness in students, all the while developing their business minds and forging business relationships. The 6rightest Summer Mentorship Program offers the opportunity to receive one-on-one support from an experienced mentor over six weeks. Click here to learn more.
Q: Is there an application fee for the Summer Mentorship Program?
A: There is an application fee of $50 for students. There is no fee for mentors to apply.
Q: Is there a cost to participate in the Summer Mentorship Program?
A: No, there is no cost to participate in the program. The program is funded by our generous sponsors.
Q: The deadline has passed. Can I still apply?
A: The applications for Summer 2021 will be open until December 18, 2020. You may still apply after that date, but your application will be considered for the next session, Summer of 2022.
Q: I want to help as a mentor. What kind of commitment am I making?
A: To help as a Mentor, you are asked to attend the Kick-Off Party on July 10, 2021 and the Wrap-Up Party on August 21, 2021. You are also asked to offer advice and provide feedback to a budding entrepreneur or a small team of up to 4 budding entrepreneurs* online or on the phone, 1 hour per week, for a total of 6 hours over the course of the program (scheduled at your convenience). *There is no extra time commitment required if you choose to mentor a small group of students. Click here to learn more.
Q: I’m not an entrepreneur but I want to help as a mentor, can I?
A: Yes you can! The mentorship program is not exclusive to entrepreneurs. You can also be an intrapreneur (an employee of a business where you led the creation and launch of a successful product or service for the business). If you have a minimum of 2 years experience as an intrapreneur within the last 10 years you are welcome to join! Click here to learn more.
Q: I’d like to help as a mentor but high school was a long time ago. I might find it difficult to relate to young people.
A: Not to worry! We have created a resource to help you follow your student’s progress and facilitate feedback.
Q: I don’t have time to give as a mentor, how else can I help?
A: You can also help support us by sponsoring the program or an event, donating goods or services that we can give away as prizes, or allowing us the use of your venue.
Q: I’m a student and I’d like to participate in the program. What kind of commitment am I making?
A: To participate you must have time to work on your business idea for six weeks and receive feedback from your mentor online or on the phone, 1 hour per week. You must be available to attend the Kick-Off Party on July 10, 2021 and the Wrap-Up Party on August 21, 2021. Click here to learn more.
Q: What is a barrier to success?
A: A barrier to success is a situation that is limiting or preventing you from receiving the support you need to launch your business idea. Barriers include gender inequality, racial or religious discrimination, financial insecurity, limited networks and barriers associated with immigrating to Canada.
Q: I have a great business idea, but I’ve graduated high school. Can I still participate in the Summer Mentorship Program?
A: Yes, you can! You do not need to be a current high school student to participate, however you must be at least 15 years old. Click here to learn more.
Q: I have no prior experience in business or work, but I have a business idea! Can I still participate in the Summer Mentorship Program?
A: Yes, you can! To participate you just need a business idea and the determination to turn it into a profitable business. While having work experience can help you, it is not a prerequisite for participation. Click here to learn more.