Develop 200 Young Entrepreneurs in Deep East Texas

by Legacy Institute for Financial Education
Develop 200 Young Entrepreneurs in Deep East Texas
Develop 200 Young Entrepreneurs in Deep East Texas
Develop 200 Young Entrepreneurs in Deep East Texas
Develop 200 Young Entrepreneurs in Deep East Texas
Develop 200 Young Entrepreneurs in Deep East Texas
Develop 200 Young Entrepreneurs in Deep East Texas
Develop 200 Young Entrepreneurs in Deep East Texas
Develop 200 Young Entrepreneurs in Deep East Texas
Develop 200 Young Entrepreneurs in Deep East Texas
Develop 200 Young Entrepreneurs in Deep East Texas
Develop 200 Young Entrepreneurs in Deep East Texas
Develop 200 Young Entrepreneurs in Deep East Texas
Develop 200 Young Entrepreneurs in Deep East Texas
Develop 200 Young Entrepreneurs in Deep East Texas
Develop 200 Young Entrepreneurs in Deep East Texas
Develop 200 Young Entrepreneurs in Deep East Texas

Summary

Generation A empowers over 175 impoverished children within the economically challenged Deep East Texas communities. After enduring layoffs of thousands of residents over the past decade, this program empowers future generations to take control of their own economic destiny. Over a seven-year period, the children will participate in hands-on entrepreneurial experiences which will lay a solid foundation for home grown economic prosperity.

$1,700
total raised
14
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
4
years

Challenge

Despite considerable economic progress, poverty has continued to pervade rural communities. Children in Deep East Texas living in poverty have a 31% chance of not completing their High School education. The various support systems have neglected to teach our youth basic financial concepts such as entrepreneurship. Even students who graduate lack entrepreneurial skills such as banking and marketing. Providing this education will empower impoverished children to break the cycle of poverty.

Solution

Generation A is a holistic mentorship program which provides character building, goal setting, entrepreneurship training and basic financial literacy. Students create, run, and ultimately exit businesses. Teaching these skills will provide a foundation for children to end generational poverty and build community wealth through business ownership.

Long-Term Impact

This project will educate over 200 children to understand how to build local businesses. It will provide jobs for residents, improve community involvement, increase community ownership, and break the cycle of poverty.

Resources

Organization Information

Legacy Institute for Financial Education

Location: Lufkin, TX - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @LegacyForYouth
Project Leader:
Joseph Ceasar
Executive Director
Lufkin , TX United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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