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The Gray Matter Experience (TGME) is a non profit and entrepreneurial experience program for high school students. Our mission is to expose youth to entrepreneurship and provide them access to the tools and resources necessary to build businesses that impact their communities. We believe that by allowing students to serve on the front lines of community growth and ownership, it will increase their self-worth and strengthen their ties to the communities in which they live.

We provide coaching, capital, curriculum, connections, and community to level the playing field for minority teens to enter the entrepreneurial space. Since 2016, we have supported 52 social entrepreneurs. Of our first three cohorts, 97% identified as people of color and 62% as women. We’ve invested over $50,000 in seed funding and pro bono services to our teen founders and worked with over 160 students across the city to expose them to entrepreneurship practices.

Your gift ensures that we're able to continue developing student entrepreneurs that will help drive money, resources and impact back into Chicago communities.

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