Streets University is for those that already exhibit a level of hustle unlike their peers; especially youth locked in distressed urban city neighborhoods. What we do is give those willing to learn some freedom to work when they please, earn not just minimum wage, but an income directly related to the amount of work they are willing to put in.
Local School District, In or Out of School, Foster Care, TANF, Low-Income
What: (group workshops & assignments, individual work activity & assignments)
Learn WordPress by creating profiles in our online business directories (paid work activity)
Learn salesmanship by recruiting small business owners & nonprofit program sponsors
Information Technology (IT)
Provides enterprising youth &adults a marketable tech skill and promotes IT career paths in web development, video production/editing, and social media marketing
Provides an avenue to learn how to write more effectively and to increase ones vocabulary
To provide instruction on using cloud-based technology for productivity, business and school
Salesmanship = Earned Income
To introduce enterprising participants to the principles of salesmanship & goal-setting
To introduce students to the concepts and principles of commission & residual income*
Academic Enhancement: Outcomes & Competencies
Increased competencies in reading, writing, math, critical-thinking skills, problem-solving,
Activities include setting appointments, being on-time, exhibiting courtesy, hand-shakes, appropriate attire, interviewing, job-shadowing, and community service i.e. special projects for small business/nonprofits such as website promotional via social media marketing & video
Field trips, guest speakers, internships, job-shadowing opportunities and employment referral
Nomination and public recognition for program, academic and personal achievements
Youth and young adults dream of becoming entrepreneurs, despite America’s lingering recession
A survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive® on behalf of the Kauffman Foundation in August 2010, among 5,077 youth ages eight to twenty-four.
The results show that business ownership continues to capture the imaginations of America’s youth, particularly for those who know a successful entrepreneur personally.
Each student that succeeds in learning the skills required to create business profiles can earn no-less than $10 per profile completed.
Those choosing to only recruit sponsors (salesmanship) will earn $50 per sponsor*
(plus $10 if they choose to create the business profile for their new business sponsor)
Target – 8,000 Local Small Business/Nonprofit Sponsors (City Specific)