The Teen In Business Development Club was establishedy by Prevention Force Family Center in 2006. Teen In Business Development Club which is a youth-led entrepreneurial leadership training program is designed for youth to train other youth in starting and operating a youth business club in their schools, neighborhoods, churches, block clubs, and youth centers.
The TIB youth team are Michael Willis, Reynaldo Barnery, and Kevin Stringer. The team was involved with a series of technical assistance services such as business workshops, and individual training on club recruitment and management, marketing, grantwriting, and fundraising planning. The youth gave presentations about their personal experiences in the business field. The team provided a variety of technical assistance services and training to other youth in the Teen In business Club program. In addition, the team conducted five local entrepreneurial workshops at the ABC Youth Club, Douglass Library Branch, St. Agatha Family Empowerment, Joseph Kellman Corporation School, and Better Boys Foundation . Over 70 youth participated in the entrepreneurial workshops.
The Teen In Business Team Awarded the Crib Collective Grant
The youth team was awarded the Crib Collective Grant to implement youth programs such as the the Make A Job: Future Entrepreneurs team, I Dare to Dream Garden, and the Penny Saver program in the North Lawndale community. The youth were able to network and collobrate with other youth from the North Lawndale Friends of Library, and the Creative Concepts Development organization to implement these programs.