Press Kit 

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OVERVIEW

LITE equips African-American and Latinx students with 21st-century skills to create wealth. Our vision is for African-American and Latinx students to close the racial wealth gap by becoming entrepreneurs and securing high-wage jobs. 


PROGRAMS

LITE starts as the Finalist Program, a 6-month idea incubator for African-American and Latinx high school students. Each week, the students learn 21st-century skills to apply to their business plans. Pitch Night is the culmination of the high school program as students pitch their ideas to a crowd of 400 people. Audience members help in selecting thousands of dollars in additional funds for student ideas. 

LITE continues as the Innovation Fellows Program, an 8-year timeline that helps students transition from college into creating wealth in their communities with entrepreneurship. Innovation Fellows have access to internship matching, mentor matching, business coaching, and community networks.