The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program
The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program (NSYEP) is an award-winning, 501c3 private operating nonprofit foundation located in Atlanta, GA. It was founded in 2008 by daughter and mom duo Jalen Valencia Harris and Dana Jewel Harris, CEO of The NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator (NSSBI) and creator of the NEW! Community On Demand™ Learning Management System.
Our Mission Is Simple . . . Sort Of
As the official nonprofit partner of The NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator, we are tasked with implementing the Community On Demand™ LRNG Logic Model. This means we are responsible for using the Community On Demand™ Learning Management System with digital technologies, entertainment and entrepreneurship to:
- Create local learning ecosystems that provide effective business, curriculum, leadership and employability skills development.
- Deliver basic skills training (employability skills development), meaningful work-based learning experiences, and empowering leadership development workshops.
- Create career development opportunities that provide technical assistance, industry recognized micro-certifications, and the work supports (i.e. wrap-around services) required to ensure measurable levels of personal and professional growth.
Meet Our Team
VIP Junior Executive Management (JEM) Team
We're proud to introduce you to the young entrepreneurs that are helping us develop the Community On Demand™ Learning Management System
Business Development Consultant
The Greenwood Recipe
Film & Videography
Character Sketches and Original Prints
GA Women In Ag Association
Chairwoman, Sr. Advisor
Public Relations & On-Screen Talent
NEXT Steps YEP
General Management Team
Dana Jewel Harris
Inventor/Game Developer of Community Of Demand
Dr. Elijah Porter, III
Electrical Engineer and Scholar
Dr. Milton Mattox
CEO, Chief Advisor, USDSI™
Ina Braxton, MBA/TCF
Life Rescue Training Institute, CEO