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Monday, May 22 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Are the Children Still our Future?: A Look at Youth Food Entrepreneurship in Detroit

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We will talk about engaging the youth of Detroit in the Entrepreneurship conversation. We will talk about the challenges youth face, how they can overcome these challenges and what the future can look like. I will lead the main talk and we will have a panel of 4 students that will be available for a question and answer session.

Detroit Food Academy is a food based program, our youth are taught basic culinary art skills and our Advanced students have an even higher skill set that goes beyond basic cooking.
Our youth are trained in Management level Serv-Safe and some have been cooking and learning the ins and out of entrepreneurship with our program for 4 years.
Detroit entrepreneurs can benefit from this conversation two-fold.

First, our students can shadow their businesses and gain some valuable insight into what it means to own their own business. Secondly, other food entrepreneurs that employ or offer mentor-ship to our youth can have solidly trained employees while the students work on their own goals or attend college in the city.

The food industry in Detroit is alive and doing quite well. The students in our program are a guarantee that it will continue to thrive. It is also a guarantee that the student population that we serve will have a seat at the table.

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Monday May 22, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
#ChaseBasecamp - 3W Tudor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201