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yaes Young Adults Empowerment Seminar is a synopsis of the Young Entrepreneur Citizen Program (YECP), it's a combination of financial literacy, entrepreneurship, civic education, workforce development and mentorship. The Program is designed to reverse the statistical trends particularly among young African-American males. In a study conducted by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation using data compiled by the Bureau of Prisons, the 2008 US Census Bureau data and other sources, fewer than 8% of young African American men have graduated from college compared to 17% of whites and 35% of Asians. Moreover, young African American men are less likely to graduate from High School than whites and Asians. The unemployment rate for young African American men is over twice the rate for young white, Hispanic and Asian men. In addition, fewer African American men between the ages of 16 and 29 are in the labor force compared to white, Hispanic and Asian men in the same age group. Over 20% of young African American men live in poverty compared to 18% of Hispanic, 12% of Asian and 10% of white men. Finally, African American men are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system. The percentage of young African American men in prison is nearly three times that of Hispanic men and nearly seven times that of white men. While African American men represent 14% of the population of young men in the U.S., they represent over 40% of the prison population. These trends are extremely disturbing. Conversely, HABNET leaders are committed to reversing these trends.

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