EVOLUTION Professional YOUTH Development, Inc. is a FORT WORTH-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2021.

We transform local elementary, middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Through the year-long program, students in grades 3-12 generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own companies.

WHO WE ARE

OUR MISSION 

Our mission is to foster the next generation of entrepreneurship by providing career advice, skills training, image makeovers, life coaching, and other resources to develop and deliver experience-based entrepreneurship programs to youth.

OUR VISION 

THE PREMIER NONPROFIT PARTNER FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT, EMPLOYMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND STYLE RESOURCES IN FORT WORTH AND BEYOND

To be a leader in establishing innovative, experiential workforce development and entrepreneurship programs for elementary, middle and high school students, delivering these programs through colleges and universities, and in high schools, middle schools and elementary schools throughout the country, in close cooperation with local community and business leaders and their organizations. To partner with like minded organizations to effectively deliver entrepreneurship education to young people across our nation.

EPYD provides a focused introduction to the business world, combining a dynamic, proven curriculum with the experiences of local leaders of industry, community members, educators and entrepreneurs. The goal of all EPYD classes is for each student to successfully launch their own business and be prepared to enter the workforce.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Evolution Professional Youth Development is a program that positively impacts the entire community. Students learn how to develop and run a real enterprise in a fun, projects-based approach.