We say, we serve T.E.A - Technology Entrepreneurship and the Arts.
In just four years we have created six vibrant youth led businesses and a powerful “Get It Done” overarching program, which helps all our students bridge the opportunity divide they face each and every day.
At YI, staff and mentors work with low income, at risk youth to create real life businesses utilizing technology, art, and entrepreneurship. Students come minimum twice a week; once to work on their business, learn sales, P&L’s, budgets for strong financial literacy and once to work with their vocational mentors on innovation and the creation of their product.
Each of these viable microbusinesses allow youth to put their creativity and skills to work, build a resume, learn valuable entrepreneurial skills, and gain real life work while earning school credit and a paycheck.