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Across the United States Black youth have the highest level of unemployment. People can come to their own conclusion on how we got to this point, but what's more important is what are WE going to do…Continue
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Before most decisions are made I think it would bode us all well to sit back and first do the math. Like any other problem, Black youth unemployment is in need of a comprehensive solution. Every Black pundit, talking head and national organization keeps talking about it, but with all the talk and finger pointing the endgame is always the same. Nothing gets done.
“(Our goal) is to prevent at risk youth from dropping out of school and to provide dropouts and youth returning from correctional facilities with a support system to ensure their continued education.”
– Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education
This cause was launched 8 days ago and more than 350 people have pledged to share Saving America's Black Boys with their network. The goal is 1,000 people who pledge to share. Black boys can grow to be business men and leaders or advocates in our community. It makes business sense to do our best to reduce the plight of young brothers, and pave a way for their future success!…Continue
The urban landscape in America offers few, if any true economic opportunities presently to counteract the scourge of youth crime, particularly drug sales. Most businesses in these urban neighborhoods are either small sole proprietorships or family partnerships. Therefore they cannot afford to hire additional staff in many cases. There must be a vehicle created that provides the youth with alternatives that gives them the same freedom to work when they please, earn not just minimum wage, but a wage directly related to the amount of work they put in. Streets University provides such an opportunity.
Streets University is for Black youth ages 12~17 who already exhibit hustling skills. In this program youth learn year-round to master the skills of marketing, public relations and sales. Right now in urban communities throughout America, youth in this age category are already using these skills in order to sell a product which is unhealthy and illegal. During the 1980’s the Reagan administration began the war on drugs and it has been continued up to this day by the present administration. When there is no viable program or opportunity to say yes to, then how can we ask anyone to say no?
Streets University was created to provide enterprising Black youth 12-17 from disadvantaged neighborhoods with a legitimate means to making money in a market economy. Our objective is to provide our students with an understanding of intermediate business concepts, target markets, salesmanship; while providing them an opportunity to earn some money and learn about wealth-building through saving and investment. Our focus is on teaching youth about commissioned, residual and leveraged income which are true pathways to financial independence.
While working the field, we will help youth involved to meet individual business owners and professionals that can help us provide even more encouragement to continue their aspirations of reaching their individual goals and endeavors. If interested in being a 'Mentor" to a young person working the program, send me a message so we can connect.
*Business partners that subscribe to our online directorys via a Streets University youth representative receive a link to their YouTube and Twitter account and are promoted on the various IBSA Social Media Platforms
FREE Listing - Committed to meeting with youth reps and purchasing products or services from those involved with Streets University. (i.e. calendars, greeting cards, t-shirts, chance drawing tickets, etc… )
*The Listing Fee is tax-deductible as an allowable business expense, but please speak with your business tax consultant or accountant for advice.
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