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About

The Enterprising youth program is a partnership between the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Fobbs & Walker Consulting, the Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative and Oakland Livingston Human Services agency.

The purpose of the Enterprising Youth Program (EYP) is to increase economic opportunities for youth with a foster care background through business development, self-employment, job training and social capital. The EYP program will serve youth who have been in foster care ages 14-25 from Southeast Michigan (including Wayne, Oakland, Macomb & Washtenaw counties).

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EYP Overview

The purpose of the Enterprising Youth Program (EYP) is to increase economic opportunities for youth with a foster care background through business development, self-employment, job training and developing social capital. The EYP program will serve youth who have been in foster care, ages 14-25 from Southeast Michigan (including Wayne, Oakland, Macomb & Washtenaw counties).

Through the Enterprising Youth Program, young people will learn organizational skills, time management, leadership development and interpersonal skills through a variety of EYP activities:

  • Build participants’ social capital by matching participants with a business mentor.
  • Educational supports as it pertains to career development, employment and fields of academic interest through access to an education coach.
  • Trainings throughout the year on microenterprise, employability, financial management, soft skills and education resources.
  • One-day Business Development workshop for youth on micro-enterprise and self employment.
  • Opportunity to participate in a competition centered around micro-enterprise business plans. Winning presentation(s) will receive funds towards their business venture.
  • Opportunity for internships.


  

Business & Community Partners

Are you interested in sharing your knowledge, passion and experience to inspire the next generation of young people? EYP has several opportunities available to you!

Get involved and help our young people discover their potential and make a lasting impression. We are seeking volunteers who can share their business and work experiences by mentoring a youth, guest speaking, participating in a business development workshop, judging on a panel for the EYP Competition and/or hosting a youth as an intern with your company or organization.

We recognize that the best experience is to learn by doing. With your commitment we can provide young people with an invaluable, first hand insight into the world of work.

Please contact us today:

Khadija Walker-Fobbs, Director of Development & Community Partnerships, MYOI
877.396.7050
kfobbs@myoifund.org

Youth Program Participants

How do I get started?

The Enterprising Youth Program will serve 25 eligible participants by offering support for postsecondary success and microenterprise initiatives. Eligible youth must have spent time in foster care after the age of 14. EYP is a yearround program offering various services to increase economic opportunities for participants.

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For more information contact Khadija Walker-Fobbs at 877.396.7050 or kfobbs@myoifund.org.

Youth Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in MYOI or enrolling in the next available session.
  • Complete the EYP online application at www.myoifund.org (or contact a program coordinator to receive an application via email, fax or mail.) and submit by January 31, 2015.
  • Must be a Southeastern Michigan resident (including Wayne, Oakland, Macomb & Washtenaw Counties.)
  • Spent time in foster care after age of 14.
  • Between the ages of 14-25.
  • Make a participation commitment to EYP from February 1, 2015 – November 30, 2015.
  • Complete a Youth Participation Orientation (once accepted into program, participant will be provided with their scheduled orientation date.)