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Early Start Development is a community-based organization (501c3) developing leaders and providing opportunities involving education, mentoring, career preparation, technology, entrepreneurship, service learning, and independent life skills!
Early Start Development's mission is designed to build community partnerships and collaborations to assist in connecting resources with high need youth and adults to help build critical thinking, leadership, service contributors, in an empowering learning environment, through involvement with career and life coaches and life-learning activities while enhancing confidence, awareness and pride in their character, work and community involvement .
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The ESD P.E.A.R.L.S. Program influences females in every area of their life; from character, abstinence, family values, building self-confidence and esteem to empowering through diversity, the ESD P.E.A.R.L.S. Program engages females in becoming women who understand and embrace their purpose and influence on life personally, professionally and within their communities.
The ESD Onyx Mentoring Program empowers males through inner 'self' change, caring relationships, positive interactions, collaborative activities, and service. The Onyx Mentoring Program is designed to assist males in learning to be self sufficient and explore opportunities to enhance academic and positive social skills. The Onyx program provides group/team, and e-mentoring activities to assist young males in developing their personal, social, academic, and future professional skills.
The ESD Y-Advisory Council is a non-paid young adult advisory body to include fresh, innovative perspectives in carrying out the mission and goals of the organization. The ESD Y-Advisory Council helps ensure Early Start Development Incorporated programs incorporate the needs of young people in empowering them to achieve economic self-sufficiency, healthy lifestyle, career skills and independent living.
The ESD Entrepreneur Institute has adopted the National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education developed by the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education to help in preparing youth for self-sufficiency. Our program begins with youth in middle school through college. Participants involved in the ESD Entrepreneur Institute receive 400 contact hours of intense work involving the stages of the entrepreneurial process