Our Young Entrepreneurs Academy helps uncover and expand exposure to unique business and career opportunities.
KEY FOCUS AREAS
Our Young Entrepreneurs & Careers Academy focuses on Media, Arts & STEM education helping youth to get their creative business ideas off the ground. This year we launched Tech Tuesdays to introduce UAS (drone) & Aerospace Technology and educate them early about related future opportunities.
Our awesome lineup of facilitators represent a wide spectrum of business pursuits from artists, authors, military personnel, producers, engineers, dronpreneurs, and aerospace educators. Most importantly, it provides opportunities for students to forge professional relationships with caring supportive adults.
We’re in the midst of securing facilitators and partners for our 2019 Academy. If you’re interested, please contact Ms. Leontyne Anglin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our programs are open to all youth who come to us from all across the state, including those in the foster care system. We have been a model of social emotional learning by achieving tangible goals, delivering quality products, and finding alternative ways to uncover the hidden talents of vulnerable youth.
For those who are facing the reality of aging out of the foster care system, we have provided a safe, positive environment to learn marketable skills and establish relationships within a non-treatment setting.
Studies indicate that young people who have aged out of foster care without a permanent family face a number of educational and employment challenges:
40-63% did not complete high school
25-55% are unemployed; those employed had average earnings below the poverty level
only 38% of those employed were still working after one year