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Rites of Spring Youth Summit

Workshop Registration Ends March 31, 2022
Payment Deadline: April 23, 2022

The Rites of Spring Youth Expo is both a marketplace and training ground designed to promote entrepreneurship in and cultivate the innate gifts of African American Youth ages 21 years and younger. The Expo provides an alternative to the “College and Career Ready” narrative . It is also a direct way to foster resilience in youth who have experienced childhood trauma also known as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s).

All participants will receive business coaching from successful entrepreneurs in the following areas:

  • how to start and structure your business

  • financial planning for your business

  • how to create a pitch for investors

We have 40 spots available to ANY young person interested. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHERE THEY ARE IN THEIR BUSINESS. It can be in the very beginning stages or already established. We want to help move them to the next level. The cost to participate is $40. In order to qualify for a chance to earn a grant, the participant must attend all workshops and complete all activities. If interested, please register here. You can keep up with the latest developments regarding the Expo if you RSVP on Facebook. Please feel free to share the flyer and link to the event on your social media platforms. The more people who know the better! 


  1. As a youth vendor, you do not have to participate in the workshops to sell at his event.

  2. In order to qualify for the pitch competition and prizes, you must participate in ALL workshops.

  3.  If you do not use the payment link inside the form to secure your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a payment link you can use at any time before the patient deadline.

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