"Communities Helping A New Generation of Entrepreneurs, Inc." (CHANGE) is an organization that provides entrepreneur and money management related programming to youth.
The CHANGE mission is to help youth, regardless of their social or economic status; realize that they have the ability to take control of their futures and set goals that will enable them to become successful young business owners. The founders of this program Ms. Sonya and Mr. A.D. created CHANGE so that youth can learn about small business ownership and become knowledgeable about managing money. CHANGE also focuses on teamwork and self awareness, which gives youth the skills needed to become good leaders in the workplace.
CHANGE, Inc. offers "The Money Tree Workshop" which is a program for youth ages 11-13 . It contains two parts: Entrepreneur Elements and Money Management.
The first part which is entrepreneur elements contains the following topics:
What is an entrepreneur?~ A detailed outlook of an entrepreneur.
Self Awareness~ Identifying likes and dislikes; Hobbies and Careers, Determining what jobs can be created from certain hobbies
On the job etiquette~ Basics on how to apply for jobs, how to dress for an interview and applying for jobs online
Professional Identity~ Learning to conduct yourself as a professional
Teamwork~ Building communication and listening skills while working in groups;
Business Plans~ Basics for preparing a business plan; Marketing~ Learning how to effectively advertise products and services.
The second part of the workshop pertains to Money Management and contains the following topics:
Tithing~ Learning what God wants us to do with our money blessings
Saving Money~ Becoming familiar with the different methods of saving money.
Budgeting Money~ Recognizing needs and wants and spending the money wisely
Wealth~ Defining wealth and how to obtain it.