Program Name: HBM Youth Empowerment Program
Award Amount: $20,000
Program Description: Humble Beast Movement, LLC is a record label and management team owned by 17-year-old entrepreneur Jerome Waters. The mission and goal is to empower the youth with the tools they need to develop their musical and entertainment skills by providing training, mentoring, and entrepreneurial opportunities. Humble Beast Movement wants to be able to expand on this program by providing a state-of-the-art recording studio and a music management building so the youth can experience what it is like to run a fully operational studio. HBM takes pride in giving the youth a safe space to express themselves through music arts and entrepreneurship. Another key component to this program is having the youth go through a five-week program with Joni Holifield and her organization HeartSmilesMD about career readiness and business ownership so that when they come to the hands-on space they will be educated and more importantly excited about the importance of business ownership and career readiness.