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Who We Are

P.O.O.F is an Entrepreneurship Pathway Program that provides Durham teens ages 13-17 with the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to become an entrepreneur.  P.O.O.F is a double acronym that stands for Planning Our Own Future Planning Our Own Funerals we teach Funeral in terms of legacy not tragedy.

Throughout 90-day increments, teens not only learn the building blocks needed to become successful entrepreneurs but are also taught life skills that will help them be competent competitors in the 21st Century Global Society. Teens begin phase one of the program: Financial Literacy. During this phase, we assist them with opening bank accounts and teach them about cryptocurrency and the stock market etc.  Phase Two: World Travels consists of teens applying for their passports and them learning about different cultures from local world travelers. Lastly, Phase Three: Life Preparation focuses on the importance of having life insurance and the financial benefits of having it while still alive.

 

After successful completion of the program, students will use the Train the Trainer model to teach the next future class of entrepreneurs the knowledge and skills they've learned. This will allow graduates to sharpen their skills as presenters and give back to their P.O.O.F Community.

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Phase 1:
Financial Literacy

During this phase, we assist them with opening bank accounts and teach them about cryptocurrency and the stock market, etc.

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Tiffany Best

“POOF Center is a safe place for teens to learn and grow."

Lakisha Melvin

“POOF Center is an amazing organization for parents to get their teens signed up in order to make sure they are setup for a brighter future ahead."

Nicole Smith

“POOF Center is a great place for teens to be around."

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