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Business Training for
Junior, Teen, & College Entrepreneurs

Hey, Young Entrepreneurs!

Do you want to grow your business? In our Junior and Teen Academies, you will learn:

  • How to create a step-by-step action plan to build your business

  • Proven business techniques to increase your sales

  • How to manage your budget

  • How to craft an elevator pitch

The academy offers youth ages 8-19 years old hands-on and thought-provoking discussions and activities on expanding their business or business idea.


This academy will teach advanced skills in business planning, marketing, financial management and budgeting, and elevator pitching through simulation learning, peer-based activities, and an immersive model.

This program starts in April 2023 and ending June 2023. Attendance of all classes on all dates is required for this program.

Junior Academy 
For Ages 8-12

Teen Academy 
For Ages 13-19

9-month program that begins September 2023 and ends June 2023. Students graduate from the academy at the end of the 9 months. 

Executive Coaching 
For Ages 12-19

Learn advanced techniques to increase sales, pitch to investors, network with other entrepreneurs, and become a thought leader! Program dates: January 30 - April 17, 2023

Meet the Instructor


Shanequa Moore, CEO & Founder of I'RAISE Girls & Boys International

Shanequa E. Moore is a thought-provoking, leader, visionary, and advocate  with a devotion to public policy. Ms. Moore is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the I’RAISE Girls & Boys International, a non-profit agency which has transformed the lives of more than 10,000 of New York City’s most vulnerable youth. 

Ms. Moore continues to serve as a change agent in the political space in New York State, and as a student with the Harvard University Kennedy School Executive Education Implementing Public Policy Program, where she is working in an international community of practice to address the youth mental health crisis in New York City public schools. 

Do you already have a business and want practical 1-on-1 coaching and group coaching to take your business to the next level with more sales and more investors?


Sign up for our Executive Coaching Program!

Learn more about Executive Coaching
Level up your business, junior and teen entrepreneurs!

Learn how to grow your business with Executive Coaching! Receive coaching sessions from seasoned business professionals.

This competitive program includes one hour of weekly coaching with Ms. Moore. Participants will be able to identify their skills, their strengths, and set personal and professional goals to help them reach the next level in business. Get a $1200 value for only $100!

Participants will gain crucial business savvy skills and learn the psychology of being an effective thought leader, entrepreneur, and business owner. Youth who are ready to take their business to the next level are invited to apply.

  • Get coaching from an experienced entrepreneur!

  • One-on-one coaching sessions monthly

  • Weekly group coaching sessions

  • Network with other youth entrepreneurs

  • Pitch to investors

  • Scale your business and make a profit!

  • Join a community of entrepreneurs dedicated to innovation!

Program Dates: January 30, 2023 - April 17, 2023

Application process:

Now Introducing: After Dark Entrepreneur College Madness

Ms. Moore will be hosting the Entrepreneur After Dark College Sessions! These sessions are a part of the Executive Coaching program and include one-on-one time with Ms. Moore to work on your unique business goals.

These sessions will focus on specific entrepreneur skills college students need while navigating through campus life and will include a range of topics, from leveraging your influence on campus to building clientele.

Program Dates: April 12, 2023 - May 17, 2023

Class meets every Wednesday 8pm - 8:45pm ET

What previous students are saying

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this program virtual or in-person?

This is a virtual program.

What are the requirements to attend Executive Coaching?

  • Ages 12-19 (for

  • Attend college (only necessary for After Dark College Madness)

  • Own a business (it does not need to be active)

  • Reside in New York City, Westchester or metro Atlanta, Georgia

  • Possess a drive to succeed, innovate, create, and grit to join our competitive executive coaching program.


Is there a cost to participate?

Each of the three programs (Executive Coaching, Junior Academy, Teen Academy) involves a one-time fee of $100.

How would I pay the fee?

There are a few options to pay the fee. You can go to or give through Cash App at$IRAISEGirlsandBoys

I still have questions. Who can I contact?

You may email us at or call 718-725-8996.


Could I make a donation to support kids and young adults as they face a unique set of challenges during the pandemic?

Of course! Any amount makes a big difference in a young person's life. Please text IRAISE to 71777 to give your gift and help us support families and children.


What is I'RAISE?

I’RAISE Girls & Boys International Corporation is a nonprofit providing youth services to low-income communities for 10 years. Our mission is to provide a holistic program aimed at improving socio-emotional well-being and educational outcomes of youth ages 4-21 years. We aim to also improve and develop under-resourced communities and schools that help youth become successful in life. Learn more at

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