Kids learn with support and guidance from community
Recent studies show that nearly seven million jobs that employed young people were erased during the current economic meltdown. In fact, 52.2% of youth do not have a job, the highest percentage since World War II.
However, a group of hardworking and dedicated youth from St. Paul’s Selby Avenue neighborhood are paving the way for their own entrepreneurial and economic future.
The Selby Ave Youth Business Club began in November 2009 as a collaborative between Mychael Wright, owner of Golden Thyme Café; Janet Williams with The Family Partnership; Dave Bonko and Sara Reller with Selby Area Community Development Corporation; and the University of St Thomas SIFE team to build a program to promote the next generation entrepreneur and successful workforce.