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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.
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7 Featured, 54 Examples:
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Date Range:
Feb 12 — Jul 12
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Featured Examples

Personal Development Diners
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
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
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
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
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
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
Altruistic Apprenticeships
Altruistic Apprenticeships
Capital Conflict Management is an Anti-Violence Initiative in the UK
Capital Conflict Management is a London-based UK crime prevention initiative that was established in response to escalating gun and knife violence in late 2008. The program is partially funded by... MORE

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