Youth see the problems in their communities from a grass roots level. This gives them an advantageous perspective to become change agents at an early age when they are not as encumbered by limited thinking and "what can’t be done." We’re going to harness their creativity and entrepreneurial energy to help them see that their voice is powerful and their ideas are valid to make their communities better places to live for everyone.
We give youth the entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills they need to compete in today’s economy, and to turn their ideas into valuable, desired solutions. Communities will receive benefits including:
Greater number of uniquely equipped,highly motivated, solutions-minded student entrepreneurs within their community.
Increased reduction in risky behaviors such as lower rates of youth crime and delinquency activities, and fewer arrests (click here to read article).
Increase of positive psychological well being such as lower rates of depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders.
Any student that is currently enrolled in a middle school or high school in the Metro Atlanta area and is recommended favorably by a community representative is eligible to apply. Space in the program is limited and competitive.
Kinsman Community Ministries serves as a catalyst to help opportunity and potential emerge in Historic South Atlanta through promoting sustainable enterprises and economic development solutions. Our dynamic team offers business programming that emphasizes transformational leadership, financial literacy, technological literacy, and social community impact. Please co-invest with us as we work to fund businesses, create jobs, and changes lives within our communities.
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