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Youth Entrepreneurship Legal Services

A Model for Helping Youths Create Their Own Jobs

By Dorcas R. Gilmore

The employment rate among American youths in the summer of 2008 was about 32 percent, a sixty-year low. The employment prospects for youths in 2009 look even worse. One way for young people to find jobs is to create them through entrepreneurship. However, creating a successful business can be daunting, especially for a low-income youth without access to helpful resources. Community economic development lawyers can make a youth’s business idea a reality. Youth entrepreneurship legal services not only can put low-income youths to work but also can increase the economic health of the communities where the young people life.

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