With fifteen years of experience in youth mobilisation, engagement and mentoring, the Springboard Road Show Foundation is Ghana’s leading promoter of youth entrepreneurship, talent development and investment among tertiary students, graduates, young executives, and formal and informal youth groups nationwide.
The Foundation has over the years documented stories of young people who have been mentored into entrepreneurship and have gone on to build thriving businesses. The nationwide Springboard Road Show has over 300,000 alumni.
In 2020, the experience gained in this field was recognised when Mastercard Foundation partnered with Springboard for the COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience (CoRe) Programme. The CoRe Programme ended up reaching and empowering an estimated twenty-three million young people using technologically driven solutions like e-Learning, e-Mentoring, and e-Counselling. A notable outcome of the CoRe Programme was a publication of 200 success stories about young people bouncing back from COVID-19, many of which are entrepreneurial in orientation.
Springboard engages youth from the grassroots level with a multi-layered mentoring approach. Our bootcamp for teenagers, TEENPreneurship, targets youth between 12-17 years. Our nationwide Roadshow targets secondary and tertiary students and young professionals largely between the ages of 18-35 years. Our continuous education initiatives (Publications, Radio, TV and Online shows) offer programming that cuts across all youth demographics. We also offer specialized mentoring for young ladies under our Ladies Empowerment and Advocacy Development (LEAD) initiative. At Springboard, we believe no youth must be left behind.