Developmental Enterprise

Businesses finding new approaches to helping at-risk youth
Implications - The number of youth-run businesses is on the rise as more youth programs launch special businesses that contribute to the development of at-risk youth. According to Mentoring.org, a whopping 18 million young people, which is almost 50 percent of the population of youth consumers between 10 and 18 years old, live in situations that put them at risk of not living up to their potential. And while getting at-risk youth involved in an activity that interests them is important, giving them the right tools to manage a project or enterprise contributes to their individual growth and learning. These innovative approaches to business-building guide and support youth, helping them to develop by taking on positions that require them to act responsibly, make decisions and function as part of teams.
SCORE: 2.9
Untested Top 6 Examples: 9,233 Total Clicks Feb 12 - Jul 12
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Personal Development Diners - Ground Level Cafe Offers Training to At-Risk Youth in Toronto
SCORE: 3.2
Mild 1,811 Clicks Pub: Jul 9, 12
Personal Development Diners
Ground Level Cafe Offers Training to At-Risk Youth in Toronto
Ground Level Cafe is a social enterprise providing marketable skills and training to at-risk and street-involved youth located in Toronto. An initiative of Ground Level Ventures, the cafe... [More]
Digital Literacy Agencies - New Found Network Employs Youth to Create Nonprofit Campaigns
SCORE: 3.3
Mild 1,635 Clicks Pub: Mar 8, 12
Digital Literacy Agencies
New Found Network Employs Youth to Create Nonprofit Campaigns
New Found Network is a social enterprise that employs youth to develop creative content that supports educational and nonprofit campaigns. NFN's focus is on supporting youth through digital literacy and… [More]
Crime-Preventing Bistro Programs - San Francisco's Old Skool Cafe Employs At-Risk Youth
SCORE: 2.4
Untested 882 Clicks Pub: May 23, 12
Crime-Preventing Bistro Programs
San Francisco's Old Skool Cafe Employs At-Risk Youth
Old Skool Cafe (OSC) is a faith-based, youth-run fine dining supper club in San Francisco with a view to providing career opportunities and a supportive environment to at-risk, previously... [More]
Street Youth Enterprises - SYJA Helps Vancouver's Young Homeless People Find Jobs
SCORE: 2.9
Untested 649 Clicks Pub: Feb 8, 12
Street Youth Enterprises
SYJA Helps Vancouver's Young Homeless People Find Jobs
A while back we featured Juma Ventures, which works with at-risk youth to help them improve their educations and gain skills to help them enter the workforce in California. Today we're looking at a similar… [More]
Youth-Led Coffee Shops - Studio 89, a Social Enterprise Cafe in Mississauga by YTGA
SCORE: 4.1
Untested 3,997 Clicks Pub: Feb 21, 12
Youth-Led Coffee Shops
Studio 89, a Social Enterprise Cafe in Mississauga by YTGA
Youth Troopers for Global Awareness (YTGA) is a youth-led Canadian non-profit based in Mississauga, Ontario. Since their launch in 2006, they've added chapters for youth passionate about positive social… [More]
Opportunity-Spurring Delivery Services - TurnAround Couriers Hires At-Risk Youth in Toronto
SCORE: 0.9
Untested 259 Clicks Pub: Jul 9, 12
Opportunity-Spurring Delivery Services
TurnAround Couriers Hires At-Risk Youth in Toronto
TurnAround Couriers is a for-profit courier business with a strong social mission operating in downtown Toronto. Founded in 2002, the competitive business employs at-risk youth, thereby providing... [More]
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