Check out Trail Blaze, the world’s only business accelerator for youth entrepreneurs!

Dec 18, 2020

Trail Blaze, the world’s only business accelerator and pop up shop for youth launches at the prestigious Galleria Mall Dallas!

Target Evolution Incorporated is excited to celebrate the opening of our new Trail Blaze Store, the world’s only business accelerator and pop up shop for teens ages 12-19 located in an upscale mall, Galleria Dallas!

This Tuesday, Dec 22nd at 6 pm, we will host a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to showcase youth entrepreneurs from the DFW community who have products featured and reveal the plans for the new store in one of the most prestigious malls in Dallas, Texas!

More information is available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trail-blaze-galleria-dallas-grand-opening-ribbon-cutting-tickets-133170555717?aff=

Trail Blaze @ Galleria Dallas located on the third floor of Galleria Dallas next to Earth Bound in the Nordstrom wing. It’s open daily during mall hours from 10 am- 9 pm and open YEAR ROUND!

With Trail Blaze, we provide youth a real-world & upscale retail work experience AND opportunities to earn money with their own business!

Youth who don’t have a small business can also create a real business, launch, sell, and validate their products or services in our Teen Biz Camp program and gain hands-on experience improving soft skills, networking, financial literacy, and communication.

New research reveals the importance of having side income and learning entrepreneurial skills at an early age. The data shows that 69% of college students graduated with an average of $29,800 in student debt.

Having multiple income streams is the most effective way to combat this debt. Starting a small business in high school teaches teens key entrepreneur skills that can be implemented throughout their life. It can also help them to earn money while they learn.

Target Evolution, Inc is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit established in 2011, and powers the Teen Biz Camp program in four Texas cities, and nationally, is in partnership with Houston Community College. Trail Blaze is an extension of the Teen Biz Camp, and invites youth to examine the many facets of starting and operating a small retail business.

To learn more about Target Evolution, Inc visit website www.targetevolution.org

Target Evolution’s youth programs teaches youth the skills needed for success in the 21st century workplace. It also helps teens to pay for their college education.

Youth who take part in our programs develop transferable career skills that can last a lifetime, including problem solving, critical thinking, innovation, creativity, work ethic, soft skills, teamwork and collaboration.

Research shows that 72% of high school students want to start their own business. However, it’s often the case that they don’t know where to begin. This is where Target Evolution can help.

Through launching their own business, high school students can learn key skills like resiliency, innovation, teamwork, respect, networking and more. They also gain a platform to create jobs and to give back to the local community.

Target Evolution’s Current Impact:

-Over 500 youth have completed Teen Biz Camp

-Over 40 youth entrepreneurs are in our stores in Dallas, Houston, and Online

-Youth participants earned a combined total of over $10,000 this year

-25 jobs created for youth this year

-$25,000 in college scholarships awarded

-100% high school graduation rate

-LOTS OF HAPPY PARENTS!

– TOURIST ATTRACTION! We’re the only Teen Biz Pop Up Shop IN THE WORLD with a locations in upscale malls, such as Galleria Dallas and Houston!

 

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