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Strategy for Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship in the North Side of Flint (2020)

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project

Authors: Psalm Bingham, Dr. Stephen Gasteyer

Summary

This project will develop an outline for youth entrepreneurship in the North Side of Flint, Michigan with the help of WOW Outreach of Flint. The report will further WOW Outreach’s goals of reducing violence through positive opportunities and increasing economic opportunities through the use of Flint’s Community Capitals Framework. Through this research WOW Outreach will be able to address critical development needs, specifically focusing on youth empowerment, and allow youth entrepreneurship to grow and prosper in the North Side of Flint.

Author Information

Psalm Bingham is completing a B.A in Sociology, as well as, a minor in Women and Gender Studies.  She is from Flint, Michigan and has been active in her community for years coaching fundamental sports to youth.  Upon graduation, she plans to attend Law School, focusing on Public Interest Law.  Her interests revolve around systematic changes that can improve education, public policy and legal action.

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