Donald Stone works in the kitchen. He started a catering business with the help of Elevate Youth Program.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- While most kids spend their summers in the pool or gaming, Teens at Entrepreneurship Summer camp are drafting business plans.
Elevate Entrepreneurship Camp teaches young adults ages 15-25 how to develop their dreams and make a plan to start their own business.
The good news for them today? A check to help get their business started.
Accion Texas Inc. provided a $30,000 check to the program so kids can put their plan to action.
Donald Stone, took park in the camp when he was 14. Four 4 years later, he's catering the same event that helped get his company off the ground.
He says, "someone has to be the entrepreneurs, in order for someone to have a job. So that's where you start, start at the roots, at the youth."
With his loan, he started "Doughboy's Arkansas Youth Catering Company". Thanks to the money loaned, it didn't take long to see a profit.
Long term goals for Stone first include a degree in Culinary Arts followed by his masters. He would also love to open a restaurant in New York city.
To learn more about the summer camp, go to www.elevateyouthbiz.com