Help plant the seeds of the importance of investing early by empowering teens to make good financial decisions.
P.O.O.F is an Entrepreneurship Pathway Program that provides Durham teens ages 13-17 with the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to become an entrepreneur.
Throughout 90-day increments, teens not only learn the building blocks needed to become successful entrepreneurs but are also taught life skills that will help them be competent competitors in the 21st Century Global Society. Teens begin phase one of the program: Financial Literacy. During this phase, we assist them with opening bank accounts and teach them about cryptocurrency and the stock market etc. Phase Two: World Travels consists of teens applying for their passports and them learning about different cultures from local world travelers. Lastly, Phase Three: Life Preparation focuses on the importance of having life insurance and the financial benefits of having it while still alive.
After successful completion of the program, students will use the Train the Trainer model to teach the next future class of entrepreneurs the knowledge and skills they've learned. This will allow graduates to sharpen their skills as presenters and give back to their P.O.O.F Community.