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street entrepreneur

Origins Story

March 23, 2016

Who We Are
Street Entrepreneurs will ignite the entrepreneurial spirit of homeless and opportunity youth.

What We Do
Street Entrepreneurs provides an outlet for creative, street savvy youth to innovate in a positive space by providing business education, mentorship and exposure.

Why We Serve
We serve homeless youth ages 18-24, because they are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population; currently they compose 12% of the homeless demographic.

Roughly 20-40% of homeless youth have been forced out of their homes because they identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender, and another 45% have aged out of the foster care system.

Currently up to 40% of homeless youth resort to the drug trade as an outlet for entrepreneurship and financial means. We want to create an alternative for them to use their drive and creativity not only to survive but also to thrive.

68% of homeless youth lack a high school diploma, which increases their propensity for unemployment by 4% and decreases weekly earnings by 50%. We want to make innovating their path forward an option.

For more information please visit:
http://www.streetentrepreneurs.org/

 

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