Biz-E-Kid$ is a 12-week entrepreneurial education program. Young people learn business plan development from planning to execution. The goal of the program is to identify young people who have the desire to create businesses, assist them with business plan development, and offer a positive support system.
Coaching & Honoring All Student Excellence (C.H.A.S.E.), a program for the advancement and prosperity of youth, was founded by the late Marquis L. Clark (01/25/85-05/13/14) who succumbed to a massive heart attack at the age of 29.
"Today will be the alternative for tomorrow; we focus on the now!"
~~ Marquis L. Clark ~~
C.H.A.S.E. matches a caring business leader/mentor with a referred youth. The overall goal will be cross-pollinating the skills learned in middle and high school with the foundation gained in all avenues of the world to broaden their horizons. The workshops will allow peers to feed off one another, where we will provide concrete sources of trade schools, financial aid options, colleges and entry level jobs. We will guide them on processing applications, acceptance of responsibility, essay skills, resume building, professionalism, business/interview etiquette and the path for career advancement.
The focus of this program is committed to connecting adult participants with limited or no education beyond high school to career pathways that allow for economic mobility and a family-sustaining wage. Sessions will be geared to personal development, life skills, and leadership qualities to encourage planning for financial and educational goals.