EGL PUD (Partners Uplifting Our Daughters) Inc., a non-profit organization founded by Yandy Smith, partnered with New York Assembly Member Chantel Jackson to host the Teen Entrepreneur Pop-Up Shop on June 5.
The event, which took place at Bronx Borough Hall, showcased the achievements of 21 student entrepreneurs who created brands representing their desired roles in society and their commitment to giving back. The young entrepreneurs, known as social entrepreneurs, established businesses aimed at creating meaningful change in society.
EGL PUD Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping young girls overcome emotional obstacles and embrace their worth, enabling them to reach their full potential. By providing a platform for young entrepreneurs, EGL PUD Inc. empowers these girls to become future leaders and changemakers.
The Pop-Up Shop celebrated the completion of a program led by EGL PUD, which equipped the students with essential skills and provided them with guidance and support. The students’ accomplishments were recognized with three citations, one from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, Assembly Member Chantel Jackson, and Council Member Kevin Riley.
Each student now has a viable business with a dedicated website where their products can be purchased. Three of the students are already on their way to college and have flourished their businesses to create extra income providing them with support during their academic journey.