Press Release: The KENO Micro-Fund to Host Week of Global Entrepreneurship Activities

Contact Media:
Trea Davenport, Senior Publicist
Trea Day Management & Publicity
(678) 327-8281 or treadaypr@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The KENO Micro-Fund to Host Week of Global Entrepreneurship Activities

Atlanta, GA November 2, 2011 – The KENO (Kid Entrepreneurs Need Opportunities) Micro-Fund is announcing the Youth Entrepreneur Week (YEW) in conjunction with Global Entrepreneur Week (GEW) November 13-19.

The Kid Entrepreneur Need Opportunities (KENO) Micro-Fund gives students ages 13-18 the opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of entrepreneurship, financial literacy, business planning, and social awareness through community initiatives. This one-of-a-kind organization teaches young people to successfully fund and run a business, making the most of the innovative ideas and concepts that only today’s budding business owners can cultivate. With a micro-loan and a viable business plan, KENO participants can fund small businesses to help boost the economic status of their communities.

KENO’s YEW is set to be an unprecedented experience for Atlanta’s youth and a host of events will make for a number of great opportunities to share the great mission KENO has to offer:


Tuesday, November 1
Business Plan Competition Submission Details Released

Sunday, November 13
Adopt a Highway Clean-up Project
1pm – 3pm
State Route 41 Northside Drive, btwn Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Castleberry near A.U.C.

Tuesday, November 15
Business Plan Competition Deadline
Business plans must be submitted via the website http://www.kenofund.org

Friday, November 18
Founder’s Ball
Invitation Only Celebration for Entrepreneur and KENO Micro-Fund Co-Founder Keno Lucas II

Saturday, November 19
Global Conversations and Billionaire Boot Camp Business Plan Finalist Presentations
10 am – 2 pm
Douglas High School, Atlanta, GA


In October, 2011 national publication JET Magazine featured KENO’s Founder Keno Lucas II and its programs which have made a global impression in the nation of Africa. Young entrepreneurs renovated an orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where they introduced the Shumake an d Friends Legacy Academy and traveled to Accra, Ghana to exchange ideas and teach students at the Children’s Community Center. Their impact was felt stateside when they launched a 12-week long business literacy-training program at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy in Atlanta, GA and countless other philanthropic endeavors.


To schedule a time to interview KENO Co-Founders Adrienne Lance Lucas or Keno Lucas, II, contact Trea Davenport, Trea Day Management & Publicity at 678-327-8281 or treadaypr@gmail.com


About The KENO Micro-Fund
Twelve-year old Kid Entrepreneur, Keno Lucas II and his mother, Atlanta businesswoman Adrienne Lance Lucas founded The KENO (Kid Entrepreneurs Need Opportunities) Micro-Fund. The organization trains, grows and nurtures businesses formed by young entrepreneurs. Team KENO believes that when young people have a real and applicable understanding of business principles, financial literacy, legacy wealth creation, and business stewardship, they begin to eradicate poverty can change the world for good. For more information visit: http://www.kenofund.org.


About the Global Entrepreneur Week
For one week (November 14-20), millions of young people around the world join a growing movement of entrepreneurial people, to gener ate new ideas and to seek better ways of doing things. Countries across six continents come together to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity. To think big. To turn their ideas into reality. To make their mark. Visit http://www.gewusa.org to learn more.

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