YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM 2018
THE PILOT PROJECT
Introducing the Youth Entrepreneur Program (Y.E.P.), an innovative and life-changing program that equips teenagers with the skills and knowledge necessary to become successful entrepreneurs.
Originally launched in 2018, Y.E.P. began as a pilot program at an inner-city school in Southeast Washington D.C., where five teens participated in a six-week course that changed the trajectory of their lives. The program was designed to teach critical financial and business skills, including credit management, stock investment, leadership, marketing, and more.
The program utilized project-based learning, and each week the students interacted with a range of business owners, managers, and other community leaders to gain hands-on experience and learn about professions first-hand.
Field trips to local small businesses were also included, giving the students a unique perspective on the day-to-day operations of small businesses. The students finished the program by creating their own collaborative business idea, a web-based t-shirt company, which allowed them to apply all the skills and concepts they had learned during the course. They also received monthly wages from the t-shirts sold on their website
In agreement with our objective of empowering teenagers for success, Y.E.P. takes pride in the fact that students who've completed the program have not only gained immense knowledge and skills, but they have also experienced tremendous personal growth. And we intend to keep changing lives in this way.
Designed to empower teenagers to unlock their potential, Y.E.P. leverages the collective experience of entrepreneurs who have built successful businesses and provides them with the tools and resources necessary to start on the right path to success.
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This program was funded completely by our founder in 2018.
TO HEAR FROM SOME OF THE STUDENTS, GO TO OUR IMPACT VIDEOS