Little Haiti teens learn the Ins and Outs of Business

Written by The Miami Times

Ninth to 12th graders from Little Haiti got an opportunity to be innovative while learning financial literacy through a grant from the South Florida Chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

About 25 Students from the after-school care program, Gang Alternative, Inc., endured weeks of training in curriculum such as “Entrepreneurship and Small Business,” “The Business Plan” and “Empowered to be Smart” as framework to prepare them for a “Shark Tank” presentation before a panel of judges.

The teens designed a mobile phone app that would help and develop economic flow in Haiti.

They created a solar-cellular device, dubbed Kreyòl Tonic, which would enable people on the island to have access to technology through solar energy.

The product would be developed in Haiti and part of the proceeds would also be channeled back into the country for development.

The judges for the final presentation on March 22, were 100 Black Men’s Stephen Hunter Johnson, Cliff Thomas and Opa-locka Commissioner Matthew Pigatt.

The local program was part of a national partnership between 100 Black Men of America and Wells Fargo.

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