Social Entrepreneurship Training for South Florida Students

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Social entrepreneurship training for South Florida students is being made possible through a 12 week, intensive work program organized by the HONEY Project Academy. The program is aimed at those in the 14 to 20 year old age group, and it culminates in a trip to the rural village of Agogo in Ghana for seven students.

The HONEY Project was launched in 2006 as a way to address issues of sustainable development and poverty relief by empowering young people to take action through social enterprise. The HONEY Project xChange program is designed to promote trade and investment between the young people of developed and developing nations. The students in Ghana will learn to perform community assessments in order to determine village needs and they also conduct empowerment workshops with local youths. They will also work with local farmers to build bee hives and plant trees in the community.