Young Investors Group is a social entrepreneurial internship that help at-risk teens with learning life skills by educating them on how to increase their emotional intelligence, hands on training in financial management, investments in real estate, business and wealth management to decrease generational poverty in high crime and low income zip codes.
Provide exposure & opportunities for Black youth through financial education & skills.
To end financial illiteracy & decrease the wealth gap for black youth through self- investment, economic investment, and community investment.
Each youth obtains financial life skills, financial technical skills & certifications that will equip them to increase their entry level earning power whether in entrepreneurship and/or career opportunities.
Founder, Kezia Hendricks began her journey after one of her siblings was incarcerated for 15 years at age 14. It was her mission to empower youth who had been incarcerated or that lived in challenging environments. 2014 Kezia began to research ways to decrease mass juvenile incarceration and find ways to attract and inspire youth to identify the importance of personal budgeting, savings, and creating a credible financial reputation to divert the trajectory of generational poverty and incarceration. Young Investors of Virginia "the program" began June of 2018. The organization Young Investors Group was awarded their certification as a non-profit 501(c)(3) October 2018.
Our Young Investors learn ways to manage their emotions in situations they can't control. They also learn how to Increase their EQ (Emotional Intelligence), learn themselves, their culture, and others with diverse backgrounds. Holistic Organic Therapy can be costly but is a necessity.You can help by donating to our Mindfulness Training.
Fortunately, for Young Investors we learn it from a hands on experience. Budgeting, Saving and Lending are covered as a pre-requisite before the courses of Investments. You can help by donating to our Match-Savings Scholarship.
Our Young Investors go through the process of developing, opening, running and presenting their businesses. Experiencing, both repeat successes and failures, customer service and how to connect to increase capital in their network. Young Investors are eligible to start their own businesses. You can help by donating to our Business License Scholarship.
Through our real estate training course. Our Young Investors learn how to value their community by understanding property value, buying, selling residential & commercial real estate. Young Investors 17 years or older are eligible to take the Real Estate Exam. You can help by donating to our Real Estate License Scholarship.
Young Investors will get hands on experience with trading in the stock market and practice writing insurance policies. Young Investors 18 years or older are eligible to take the Series exam. You can help by donating to our Insurance License Scholarship