R.E.A.L. Success describes our entrepreneurship and workforce development training programs for youth and young adults, helping youth to understand business and ownership, as well as helping youth who decide on alternative paths other than entrepreneurship to attain “higher than minimum-wage jobs”.
These programs are 2-generational in model, helping to encourage both youth and parents to learn values and principals to be reinforced in the home, and connecting them to entrepreneurial, cultural economics (culturally competent financial literacy) and career and workforce development, ultimately helping families take a step out of poverty. Under R.E.A.L. Success, we have programs such as the HipHop-preneurship Academy (HHPA) bridging the gap between young aspiring entrepreneurs and local and national experienced entrepreneurs in a conversational exchange.
The annual program, which includes the HipHop-preneurship Bootcamp, culminates with the Beats, Bars and Business (B3) Pitch Competition. Youth can go through our bootcamp and then compete for start up grants (up to $10,000) to start their own business.