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Five graduate from EntrepreNow Program

Jan 23, 2018

Kevon Barclette, Jevon Thomas, Claudius Abraham Jr., Shirmoy O’Garro and Kyri Hughes are recognized for completing the EntrepreNow program on Aug. 4 at E’s Garden Teahouse and Things on St. Thomas.

Posted with permission of the Virgin Islands Daily News

August 7, 2017

Daily News Staff

Five students have completed the U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority’s six-week EntrepreNow summer program.

The program is designed to encourage the territory’s youth to think about becoming entrepreneurs as they prepare for their personal and professional lives after high school.

EntrepreNow is the brainchild of the Enterprise Zone Commission and seeks to assist young men ages 14-19 years old in learning how to set personal and career goals, build self-confidence, resolve conflict, prepare a resume and conduct a job search, create and implement a business plan, and other life skills. EntrepreNow is also being held this year on St. Croix.

EntrepreNow is being held for a second year in partnership with the V.I. Office of the Territorial Public Defender and the local non-profit organization Youth Arise, Inc.

The students participated in a variety sessions for their chosen career tracks during the summer program.

These career tracks included, but were not limited to, game testing, civil engineering, carpentry, K-9 law enforcement and diesel mechanic jobs. The students also participated in the work shadowing of local entrepreneurs.

To learn more, contact Nadine EnMarchena Kean at 340-714-1700 ext. 256