DC Community Carrot, a 501c3 organization licensed and certified to conduct business in the District of Columbia, is prepared to deliver a range of training and support services under contract to the DC Department of Human Services Youth Services Division (DHS) in support of the Department’s various youth development initiatives. Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty by helping entrepreneurial youth create businesses of their own and the skills that will last a lifetime.
The DHS Youth Services Division offers 4 programs: ACE, HOPE, PASS, STEP and TPAP. Together, they comprise a system of supports for vulnerable youth who live in DC.
This workshop series is an introduction to the entrepreneurship world providing a general roadmap for success. DC Community Carrot will provide training for seven weeks. Each week participants aged 14-18, with a majority who reside in Anacostia, will review specific content and be assigned corresponding deliverables. This framework allows the participants to get timely and appropriate attention during different phases of the program.
The workshop objectives are designed to help participants interested in entrepreneurship develop the skills to:
- Enable participants to develop an attitude, mindset, and skills that are crucial for becoming a creative business person.
- The ability to assess the commercial viability of a new idea.
- Transform ideas into business opportunities.
- Gain knowledge to seize opportunities, organize and finance viable initiatives through to fruition.
The workshop series runs for seven weeks beginning December 15th and ending in February. Each session is two hours long and will take place at DHS offices.
Carrot provides the access to mentors, education, and business partners needed for entrepreneurs to succeed while lifting themselves up to the middle class.