LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/
-- Entrepreneurship is quickly becoming a major driver of
economic and social change, and Wings of Love is now doing its part
to ensure the next generation of business leaders fully develop the
skills and knowledge necessary to lead socially conscious
enterprises. The nonprofit organization has launched a Young
Entrepreneurs Under 21 program to help young people realize their
life-long potential as business leaders and agents of meaningful
Wings of Love's position is that youth entrepreneurship will be
pivotal in developing sustainable, beneficial solutions to the
myriad challenges of today and tomorrow. While enhancing one's
earning potential is certainly a positive mission on its own, Wings
of Love has a broader view: By taking risks and seeking out
business opportunities, young people can make significant
contributions to the health of their communities – both locally,
and on a global scale.
The Young Entrepreneurs program is open to people aged 16 to 21.
Applicants should submit a business idea that involves information
technology and explain how their idea would be a positive force in
the community, nation and world. Wings of Love business consultants
evaluate each idea, and then connect applicants to Massive Open
Online Courses (MOOCs) on topics such as entrepreneurship,
leadership, financial literacy and other related areas.
Hands-on experience is the cornerstone of the Young
Entrepreneurs program. Participants "learn by doing" as they
develop a business plan, seek funding sources, manage time and
resources, and build a team committed to success. Along the way,
Wings of Love consultants offer practical guidance and long-term
strategies for growth and empowerment. The program aims to go far
in terms of changing the financial and business literacy
conversation in the U.S.
Previous research has demonstrated that demand for financial
literacy education is strong. According to a 2010 National
Endowment for Financial Education survey, 86% of students expressed
a desire to learn more about money management in the classroom
rather than learning the hard way – by making real-world mistakes.
Likewise, in a Charles Schwab Teens and Money survey, nearly 9 out
of 10 educators agreed that a financial literacy course and test
should be a prerequisite of high school graduation. Wings of Love's
vision with the Young Entrepreneurs program is to meet this demand,
while also communicating the important role business enterprises
can play in social and economic uplift.
Wings of Love limits annual enrollment in the Young
Entrepreneurs program to 100 participants annually, but
applications are accepted throughout the year. Eligible applicants
can start the process here.
About Wings of Love, Inc.
Established in 1996, Wings of Love is a 501(c)3 nonprofit
corporation on a mission to help create a virtuous circle of social
responsibility, wealth, wellness, wisdom and freedom for everybody
in the world.
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