Harold A. Honickman Entrepreneurial Program
Established with a grant from The Honickman Foundation, the Harold A. Honickman Young Entrepreneur Program (HAHEP) gives Philadelphia teens opportunities to create and run a small business. This competitive program provides students with business mentors, workshops and start-up funding for business projects proposed by the teens.
The HAHEP Club meet on Friday afternoons at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs to develop ideas, identify eligible team members, implement a business plan and prepare Power Point presentations for approval from the HAHEP steering committee.
Once a business plan has been accepted, the teen entrepreneur team is assigned a mentor from the HAHEP steering committee. As they progress through the project, the teen team and their mentor meet on a regular basis and the teen entrepreneurs are also given the opportunity to visit their mentors' workplace and see how their mentors' businesses are operated.
During the course of the project, the teens have the opportunity to share their successes and challenges with each other so the groups can learn from everyone's experience.
The Harold A. Honickman Entrepreneurial Program (HAHEP) was created in partnership with Project H.O.M.E. for Teens who are in the 9th through 12th grades — not only for the opportunity to develop business skills but to learn "life" skills — to enhance their sense of responsibility, creativity, and management.