Helping Our Nations Empowering Youth Project
The HONEY Project is a comprehensive economic empowerment movement for youth and adults designed to engage “change agents” in project based learning, social enterprise, leadership development and business mentoring. We help nations and empower youth through our four Project inititatives: HONEY Project Academy, Global Outreach, xChange and Invest.
All clients enter the Project through our HONEY Project Academy of Technology and Social Enterprise. Students complete 12-learning modules and become Certified Change Agents. As Change Agents, graduates are now qualified to participate in additional program offerings to help them on their journey to change the world.
- Assist in global poverty alleviation
- To create a new generation of Social Entrepreneurs
- Integrate technology as a fundamental tool in socio-economic development
- To implement Social Entrepreneurship as part of a global academic curriculum
Why A HONEY Project
- Nationwide, nearly one in three U.S. high school students drops out before graduating. In total, approximately 1.2 million students drop out each year – about 7,000 every school day, or one every 26 seconds. (America’s Promise Alliance)
- Half the world — nearly three billion people — live on less than two dollars a day.
- According to UNICEF, 26,500-30,000 children die each day due to poverty.
- 70% of high school students want to launch their own businesses, YET the same 70% said they lack knowledge about entrepreneurship.(Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership)
- Approximately 75% of youth surveyed feel they do not receive adequate business and entrepreneurship training in high school. (Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership)
- Four-fifths of African American students and three-fifths of white students feel it is important for businesses to give something back to the community other than just providing jobs. (Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership)
- The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that 47% of the world’s 186 million unemployed are young adults between 15 and 24 years of age. They represent ‘the best educated generation in world history, yet most of them are being wasted”