Half-Way Through the Year

We’re half-way into the year and couldn’t be more grateful for the support we’ve seen for us and our community partners!! Thank you!

This month, we’re featuring Defy Ventures – a non-profit that “transforms the hustle” of currently and formerly incarcerated men, women, and youth by providing entrepreneurship training, intense character and personal development, job placement, executive mentorship, startup incubation, and “Shark Tank”-style pitch competitions with prizes of up to $15,000 in startup capital per business. Leveraging a blended learning model, Defy combines the scalability, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of video-based training with life-transforming opportunities for growth through in-person coaching and mentoring. Defy empowers “Entrepreneurs-in-Training” (or “EITs”) to launch successful careers and businesses and break generational legacies of poverty and incarceration.

We learned about Defy Ventures while channel surfing one evening and happened to stop on a PBS interview of the founder and CEO, Catherine Hoke. We were drawn by her story and the story behind Defy Ventures – please take a moment to learn more at https://defyventures.org.

10% of all proceeds from online sales in June will go directly to Defy Ventures.

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