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Harlow teens learn key business skills with ROOTS POD

Business / Mon 30th Oct 2017 pm31 02:11pm

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LAST week, during half-term, ROOTS POD Academy launched their first community project in Harlow.

They supported young African Caribbean teens in Essex, aged 14-18 on how to start and run their own business and improve their self development and communication skills.

During the week they were joined by a total of 12 teens who attended their free interactive workshops led by business owners, sharing their expertise on branding, digital marketing, confidence building, presenting and networking.

Young local entrepreneurs from Harlow came and inspired the teenagers by sharing their own journey and encouraged them to always aspire for higher.

ROOTS POD stands for Reaching Our Own Tomorrrow Successfully – Place of Development

A spokesperson said: “With the support of business owners, professionals, parents and coaches, we believe it takes a community to raise a child and we aim to continue working with the young people to improve social cohesion and boost the local economy.

“The week was well received by all who attended and the young entrepreneurs gave positive feedback that will be implemented into future programmes.

The next workshop is in planning stages for ages 19-24, following a similar format.

We look forward to inspiring more and more young people in 2018.

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