Sunday, October 12, 2008

Prevention Force Family Center helping Young Entrepreneurs and Youth

Prevention Force Family Center is a place that helps young entrepreneurs, and youth fulfill their dream of starting their own businesses, and creating their own jobs by using their talents, skills, hobbies, interest, and experiences. The programs provide youth with business resources, technical assistance support, business software, consulting services, business training, and grantwriting workshops.

Prevention Force Family Center is 501*3 nonprofit community based organization that established the Teen In Business programs in 2005 to teach youth and young entrepreneurs about entrepreneurship, how to start a business, and create their own jobs. The Teen In Business programs have been providing employment and business opportunities for teens to earn wages while do something with their lives. The program has entrepreneurial opportunities such as the Teen-N-Talent T-shirt Design Club, I Dare to Dream Kids Garden Club, Teen Web Design Club, Teen Digital Photography Club, grantwriting, and community projects at the agency.

Since 2005, the Teen In Business program has trained/instructed youth and young entrepreneurs in how to start snowball stand, lemonade stand, nacho stand, T-shirt design, web design, jewelry, and photo businesses. They have assisted high school students between the ages of 14 to 18 years old in starting their own businesses in their community. Michael Willis, Executive Director of Chicago Charger Football nonprofit organization, Jeremiah Jordan, business owner of Jordan Maid Services, Datkins Clark and Rachel Walker, business owners of Clark Production Company.

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