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Food carts and pedicabs provide alternatives for Chicago teens

by Andrea Mayeux
July 30, 2013


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A Chicago non-profit is teaching teens and young basic business skills in order to combat crime and violence in neighborhoods.

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Non-profit organization Green Light Movement celebrated the start of its Young Entrepreneur's Program Tuesday in Bronzeville. The program teaches teens and young adults how to build a business as a way to provide alternatives to the streets. Participants created strategies and will operate two new businesses in the community.