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Training for urban youth

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This story appears in the February 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The Prudential Young Entrepreneur Program is a multiyear pilot program that exposes underprivileged 18- to 30-year-olds in Philadelphia and Newark, New Jersey, to the joys of entrepreneurship via a nine-week training program.

Created by the Prudential Foundation, the program is a collaborative effort of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, the National Foundation of Teaching Entrepreneurship, incubators and local microlenders. The program presents speakers from the business communities and offers a mentoring program to help develop business ideas and plans.

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