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Welcome to BELA

The Business & Entrepreneurial Learning Academy. 

Learning beyond the limit at the Business & Entrepreneurial Learning Academy

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BELA College Prep & Readiness Program (CPR)

CPR is a 4 week program designed to help rising 11th & 12th grade students approach the college experience with a strategic plan that can be adjusted along the way, but has a foundation that is laid with the purpose of achieving goals with the desired outcomes.

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BELA Financial Wellness Program

“BELA Financial Wellness” is an 8 part financial literacy program designed to teach you how to take control of your financial happiness and well-being.

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BELA Summer Business Academy  

A summer enrichment program designed for rising 9th – 12th graders interested in the world of business and entrepreneurship.

At BELA our Mission 

is to establish a multi-faceted educational organization designed to offer academic programming in the areas of entrepreneurship, marketing real estate, accounting, business finance, financial literacy and college preparation

 
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How we started

Established in 2017, the Business & Entrepreneurial Learning Academy is a non-profit organization designed to deliver educational programming in the areas of entrepreneurship, marketing, real estate, accounting, business finance, financial literacy and college preparation. In 2017, BELA was initially created as a summer enrichment program for high school students interested in the world of business and entrepreneurship. Since then, BELA has evolved into an organization that offers programming in the financial literacy and college prep spaces as well.

 

BELA was founded by Kevin Richberg who has been teaching Finance, Marketing and Entrepreneurial Studies at Montclair High School since 2002. Prior to becoming a teacher, Kevin worked in Corporate Finance and Marketing for a number of companies including General Electric Capital Corporation, Host Communications & Integrated Sports International.

We Take Pride in Our Numbers

18

Years of Education Experience

200

Students Serviced

3

Total Programs Offerd

Our Corporate Sponsors & Donors

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Our Academic Partners

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Our Media Partner

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