Rising Leaders’ Young Entrepreneurship Program

Rising Leaders’ Youth Entrepreneurship/Career Path Program (YEP) is a program developed for youth/young adults ages 6 to 21, both male and female. YEP will introduce them to different career paths at an early age, which will equip them with the necessary skill sets to be successful in a particular field of interest. In today’s society it’s not sufficient enough to just encourage our youth/young adults to get a job. The cost of living is much higher than minimum wage. It’s a must that they’re fully prepared and understand their full potential.

We have developed training workshops that all of our youth/young adults will participate in and complete before moving on to the career training. Our program works with youth/young adults a minimum of six months. YEP has partnered with several businesses and corporations that will work with our youth/young adults in their perspective fields. All of our participants will be introduced to several different career paths. After the youth/young adults identify a career of interest we will assist them in creating a life plan and teach them how to stay on task as they accomplish their goals, working towards completion. There will be several other components attached to the YEP program: such as community service, stipends, extra-curricular activities and a host of networking opportunities.

Our continuous goal is to change the mindset of the youth/young adults so they can write their future toward greatness. In doing so, we are hosting an informative fundraiser, introducing the program to the surrounding communities.

Rising Readers Program:

A reading initiative that we have implemented into barbershops and hair salons. Every time a child comes into a salon or shop to get their hair done, they will either read aloud for a few minutes or read a few pages in exchange for a discount on their services. Each participant will have a log to complete, which will allow us to track the participant’s progress.

Rising Leaders Skate Club

An introduction to the sport of skateboarding and to teach kids the fundamentals of the sport. Skateboarding teaches discipline, determination, and courage. It can build confidence and is fun. Skateboarding is inclusive, all ages, sizes, experience levels are welcome, boys and girls. We are meeting on Saturdays in Camden’s Stockton Park. 325 N. Dudley Street.  10-11am. No equipment necessary, boards, pads and snack/water supplied.