What We Do

The Foundation provides FREE year round after school training with a focus on Character Development, Entrepreneurship, STEM and Health Care in collaboration with NASA, Parents, Volunteers and the Business Community . The programs:

  1. Create employment opportunities when students start new businesses.
  2. Allow at-risk-youth the opportunity to succeed regardless of their background
  3. Promote social and culture identity
  4. Builds a stronger sense of community
  5. Give youth a sense of meaning and belonging

Why Youth Entrepreneurship Training

Entrepreneurship training is a key driver of our economy. Wealth and a high majority of jobs are created by small businesses started by entrepreneurially minded individuals, many of whom go on to create big businesses. People exposed to entrepreneurship frequently express that they have more opportunity to exercise creative freedoms, higher self esteem, and an overall greater sense of control over their own lives. As a result, many experienced business people, political leaders, economists, and educators believe that fostering a robust entrepreneurial culture will maximize individual and collective economic and social success on a local, national, and global scale. It is with this in mind that the National Standards for Entrepreneurship Education were developed: to prepare youth and adults to succeed in an entrepreneurial economy.

Benefits of Entrepreneurship Training – The Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education -sponsored Think Tank recently worked on group consensus about the different outcomes for entrepreneurship programs at various levels of education.

The Think Tank is a voluntary “future thinking” group composed of a wide selection of educators who are practitioners in a variety of settings, educational levels, and locations throughout the US and beyond. While the results are not based on formal scientific research, they are provided here for the purposes of discussion and orientation to the concepts underlying the National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education.

Benefits to Students

  • Increased sense of “locus of control”
  • Consider steps in business startup
  • Continue on to high school and college
  • Improved academic skills
  • Increased self-esteem and respect
  • Heightened awareness of the role of entrepreneurs
  • Decrease in teen pregnancies and substance abuse
  • Improved financial literacy
  • Identify legitimate sources of capital
  • Evaluate ownership structures
  • Translate problems into opportunities
  • Demonstrate financial management
  • Use components of a business plan