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Young, Hopeful and Hungry for Success The Detroit Food Academy trains next gen entrepreneurs

Detroit students have untapped talent, enthusiasm and a hunger for success. The Detroit Food Academy gives them a place to feed that desire through a program that teaches them not only how to manage and run their own food business, but provides them a place "to be" and belong to.

They leave the program - as thinkers, self starters, conscious consumers, life-long learners, values-based leaders, and community activists.

Not a bad start for the young and hopeful.

Editor's Note: The Detroit Food Academy welcomes http://detroitfoodacademy.com/donate-today/donations. Fund them and feed young Detroit's entrepreneurial spirit. Programming includes:

Program Structure: The Food Academy is split into two components: The Academy and Small Batch Entrepreneurship Camp.

The Academy is a 25-week program during the school year. Participants graduate with a polished values-based food product, a certificate in food entrepreneurship, a network of potential employers, and an opportunity to enter our summer employment program.

Small Batch Entrepreneurship Camp is a 6-week summer program that puts Academy graduates in the driver's seat of their food business. They are employed 25 hours per week to launch, operate, and perfect their triple-bottom-line food business at farmers' markets and retail outlets across the City.

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