“Enterprise Development provides employment, job training, and encourages business ownership opportunities to low income adults, Veterans and at-risk youth leading to independence.” A project of the program Mentors; Enterprise Development provides employment and job training to individuals without traditional means. The initiative supports community revitalization to those in need. Those who desire a better life receive training and mentoring in order to own and operate a business. The plan allows modification to fit any community. Participants learn how to find their passion and to focus on building it into a successful enterprise.
Work with communities that are low income. We seed with a plan and means to build a business, which stimulates an economy. An economy that fuels hope and creates dreams that become goals that in turn takes a low-income poverty community and changes it into a thriving self-sufficient one.
Low-income at-risk youth, young adults, adults and Veterans represent the target population for participation. Our goal is to reach out to anyone falling through the cracks. Eligibility based on the following:
Must be low income as defined by the State of Arizona or a U.S. Veteran.
at least Age 17
Complete an application
Sign participant agreement
High school diploma or General Equivalence or agree to complete before the end of training.
Potential participants complete an application and receive an overview of the opportunity and attend owning and operation a small business. If their interest still exists they becoming a protégé. All participants are required to sign the Participant Agreement.
We need volunteers with expertise in their field.
Focused productive people know and practice values that forms who they are. We recruit those who witness values through their daily life. These principles include, but are not limited to, calmness, curiosity, clarity, compassion, confidence, creativity, courage, connectedness, responsibility, integrity, liberation and assurance.
All mentors must be at least 18 years of age. Everyone is background checked and trained. We believe that all adults should work in pairs. We should not have anyone under the age of 18 years of age alone with an adult. Everyone has more to learn. All volunteers that participate as mentors work with M.I.L.K. on a regular basis and are involved in ongoing projects, retreats and trainings. We are active in seeking out ongoing opportunities to bring training and new methods to our volunteers to become successful.
We are involved in charitable activities. We encourage everyone to become involved in opportunities to volunteer. There is no experience more rewarding than an action that brings hope and happiness to lives.
We provide assistance to those in need. Every life is valuable.
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