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"Very, very, very inspirational. I am thinking of ways that I could start to make money by starting my own business." ~ Student, Putnam City North High School


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News Articles

The Next Stop for Shark Tank’s Kid Winners: Shark Tank’s Teenage Founders Have Joined This St. Louis Business Accelerator. Here’s Why. (Inc. Magazine)

Google Introduces Young People to Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Technology. (Inc. Magazine)

30 Day Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (Fox2 News)

Startup Spotlight: Independent Youth and TrepStart Day

Independent Youth 4th Annual TrepStart Day (Fox2 News)

Want to Recharge Your Entrepreneurial Battery? Hang Out With Young ‘Treps. (Inc Magazine)

Looking for a Dose of Inspiration? Try Mentoring a Young Entrepreneur. (Entrepreneur Magazine)

Raise a Future Entrepreneur (Essence Magazine)

Independent Youth ON THE AIR – The Bubba Show

IDWIL Project: Interview with Independent Youth’s Founder/Executive Director

Amazing Kids! of the Month – December 2013 – Independent Youth Teen Entrepreneur Network

Amazing Mentor! Spotlight with Tanya Hamilton

Techli TV’s Domain Tech Report With Special Guest Tanya Hamilton

Facing Talent Gap, McKelvey looks to St. Louis Teens

Paving the Way for Independent Youth

No Time Like the Present For Young Entrepreneurs

The Success Show Episode #007 Tanya Hamilton

Skandalaris Competition Winners

Charlotte Teens Learn About Entrepreneurship