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E-Roadmap Corporation (ERM) a nonprofit organization devoted to ensuring the building blocks for a sustainable future

In 2008, a vision emerged of starting a Nonprofit business to teach middle and high school students entrepreneurship, financial literacy, life skills, personal development, etiquette, trauma, social and emotional coping skills and much more.

“We are very passionate about teaching the value of being an independent contractor and /or business owner, says Veleké Brown, CEO & Founder of E-Roadmap Corporation.

Brown continues, “When we see young adults graduating from college, going into their first job and expecting a pipe dream (high salary, great benefits and job security) only to be disappointed…it is heart-breaking.”

Jim Rohn, a world-renowned motivational speaker says, “If only they had taught Wealth 101 I would have taken that in school.”  Now is the perfect time to start changing the mindset of our youth and we are well on our way!

Stanley Etienne, Entrepreneurship Program student and top participant in the Lake Worth Shark Tank doesn’t feel like his time was wasted in the program.

“E-Roadmap Corporation has taught me how to use my time wisely, connect with certain people to help make my business happen!”

E-Roadmap Corporation(ERM) believes that sustainable economic growth requires entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs create new jobs, contribute to economic expansion, and become stakeholders in supporting a healthy business environment.

“We want to introduce personal development philosophies early on to help shape the future of our youth,” said Brown.

Brown grew up in the world of Sales and Business. She says that she owes her success to great parents, and mentors, as well accountability partners and business associates who helped shape her vision and focus her thoughts along her journey.

ERM Young Males Program is led by Sean Terrell who is fervent about equipping young Black males with skills to coach them into becoming stellar role models.

ERM holds events from West Palm Beach to Miami, Florida, Detroit Michigan, Petersburg and Richmond, Va. as well Rockingham, North Carolina.

ERM has helped facilitate a Shark Tank event this past August and plans to expand by launching a Youth Empowerment Center (YEC) in Boynton Beach, FL and in Petersburg, Va.

Brown also wants to create a technology based Innovation Work Space in West Palm Beach with a Health and Fitness Initiative partnership with Total Life Changes.

A testimonial comes from Anestacha Jean Mary, student and second place winner of Lake Worth Shark Tank. Anestacha says, “E-Roadmap has taught me that I must always continue to Better my Best, that there are opportunities within every circumstance; all you need to do is go and get them. E-Roadmap has enabled me to become more resilient, confident and an amazing entrepreneur.” The success of the EMR program can be found in the achievement of the students and the belief of outside entities that have worked alongside of EMR.

Those who believe in ERM like, Founder & CEO, Reginale Durandisse of For The Children, Inc. stated: “Lake Worth kids don’t always realize they have a skill to sell. EMR gives them a platform.”

1st place winner of Lake Worth Shark Tank Entrepreneurship Program, student Ketena Jean Jacques, has experienced some hiccups and road blocks in young life but has not given up.

“E-Roadmap is a personal development organization that is dedicated to my success. I definitely feel successful and empowered to have the opportunity to take a front seat ride on a hopeful journey. I have learned that there are many bumps in the road but there is one set destination to success and that is to stay focused.”

Brown has a full plate; however, she says that their plans are to release a series of books and coloring books before the end of 2017 to introduce our Black youth to the concept of Entrepreneurship.

     If you would like more information about this topic, or for a customized curriculum quote, please contact Veleke Brown at E-Roadmap Corporation. Veleke@E-Roadmap.Org

 

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    Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

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