Initiative in D.C. School Teaches Black Boys Businesses Building Skills In Trump Era

By Victor Trammell

An elementary school in the nation’s capital has a special program in its curriculum, which instills entrepreneurship skills in young boys and teaches them how to navigate those skills in the new Republican Trump-led era.

Black Enterprise Magazine recently profiled The Boys Institute (TBI), a business building initiative that was launched at  Scholars Stanton Elementary School, which is located in Washington D.C.’s southeastern district. The D.C. Public School System is the primary sponsor of the TBI  initiative.

However, the preliminary startup capital for the TBI initiative was provided by 30 black men who donated money. The black boys enrolled in the TBI initiative are referred to as Kings. The founders of the TBI initiative are firm believers that pride and dignity for black boys start with how they address one another.

All TBI Kings take part in a kidpreneur program, which they eventually graduate from. The program’s principals believe that the public school system does not go far enough to teach its school children the fundamentals of business building and financial literacy, which are important benchmarks of American life and career success.

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