Students learn career advice from local entrepreneur
The Future Entrepreneurs Foundation envisions today’s youth as tomorrow’s business, civic and community leaders.
Nanaefua Eshun, president and CEO of Future Entrepreneurs Foundation, started the organization with the idea of helping youth reach their potential as future businessmen and women.
Children have always been on my heart, I received my master’s in social work at USC and started as a volunteer with other nonprofits working in the school district. To be able to work in the schools and give the kids a vision for how to start their own business and develop them to be ready for the career of their dreams; that’s why I started Future Entrepreneurs Foundation, said Eshun.
The organization provides an opportunity for students to have one-on-one mentorship with business leaders in the community, as well as ask questions and be involved in community service.
The class is mostly 11th grade students. They are learning record keeping and roles in small business currently. The class is focused on giving the student real work experience about what future business interactions will look like. This helps to prepare them for future interviews, board meetings, and other business related tasks.
On Wednesday, November 7, The Future Entrepreneurs Foundation introduced a guest speaker to the entrepreneurship students at the Florence Career Center.
Dr. Jennifer Evans is a chiropractic specialist in Florence. She practices at Eastern Carolina Medicine 3124 South Cashua Drive. She graduated from Palmer College Chiropractic with her medical degree in 2013 and has over five years of experience in the field of medicine.
Dr. Evans spoke to the students about passion, purpose, and discipline. She told the class the long journey she had to go through in order to get to where she is today. She spent time encouraging the students that they too could be succesful if they continue to ‘paint their canvas’ to whatever they want it to be.