Jerome Smalls honored as Ernst & Young’s Youth Entrepreneur of the Carolinas

Jerome Smalls, CEO of The Handykid and recent graduate of Zucker Middle School was recently named Youth Entrepreneur of the Year for the Carolinas by Ernst & Young.   The Handykid was one of 8 companies recognized in the Carolina’s and Smalls was the only Youth award recipient.  Award recipients were honored at a black-tie awards […]

It takes a village

I was catching up on our program partner NFTE’s blog this morning on mentoring and it reminded me that YEScarolina needed to recognize a special mentor to one of our outstanding students, Jerome Smalls.  Jerome’s mentor and neighbor, Carol Onorato, has always gone above and beyond to inspire him and be involved in his life.  […]

The Stop Bullying Club

One of our amazing entrepreneur students from West Ashley High School, Marcus Williams, recently published a book with the goal of educating elementary students about bullying.  Marcus is determined to make a difference and put an end to this dangerous form of harassment.  Marcus teamed up with Elizabeth Pendergast, an autistic classmate also passionate about […]