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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Clarence Page tells the story of young budding entrepreneurs across the country and the programs created to foster their interest and understanding of the free-market. Visit this companion site and watch exclusive interviews not seen in the broadcast, read original essays, join in on documentary producer Zach Richter’s Weekly Blog, learn how your kids can start a business, and find age-appropriate lesson plans in the Teacher’s Guide so you can incorporate discussions of business and entrepreneurship into the curriculum.


Key Benefits

May help the socio-psychological problems and delinquency that come from unemployment

Consumers gain by increasing market competition

Supporting research: Curtain, R. (2000), �Towards a Youth Employment Strategy.� Report to the United Nations on Youth Employment.

Provides goods and services to the community

Revitalization of the local community

Promotes innovation and resilience

Allows disadvantaged youth the ability to succeed regardless of their background

Supporting Research: OECD (2001), Putting the Young in Business: Policy Challenges for Youth Entrepreneurship, The LEED Programme, Territorial Development Division, Paris.

Promotes social and cultural identity

Builds a stronger sense of community

Gives youth, especially at-risk youth, a sense of meaning and belonging

Supporting research: White and Kenyon (2000). �Enterprise-Based Youth Employment Policies, Strategies and Programmes.� Draft Report to ILO, Geneva.

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