Youth Empowerment Zone

Juvenile Mentorship Program

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Our Mission

 The Youth Empowerment Zone infuses students with valuable entrepreneurial and business skills through our mentorship program. Our main objective is to create a pathway for success for today’s youth. The key to our program is a hands-on mentoring style. We provide exciting projects that teach our participants the fundamental skill of list building, direct warm market selling, how to network, relationship marketing and fundraising for start up capital. Students are also taught the importance of referrals from family and peers.


  

Parental Support

By participating in the YEZ training program your child will also develop essential life skills:

· Communication Skills

· Leadership Skills

· Goal Setting Skills

· Time Management Skills

· Team Building Skills

As an end result, each participant is rewarded for their hard work.  

Facts:

Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with a mentor, those children  were:

  • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
  • 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
  • 52% less likely to skip school
  • 37% less likely to skip a class
  • 33% less likely to hit someone

 Youth with mentors have higher rates of high school graduation and are less likely to drop out of school. They find more self-confidence, self esteem, and are able to create big goals for themselves. Additionally, studies show that behavior, attitudes, and relationships improve when a youth has a mentor