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YOUNG INVESTORS

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Our History

Young Investors Group is a social entrepreneurial internship that help at-risk teens with learning life skills by educating them on how to increase their emotional intelligence, hands on training in financial management, investments in real estate, business and wealth management to decrease generational poverty in high crime and low income zip codes. 

OUR PURPOSE

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rovide exposure & opportunities for Black youth through financial education & skills.

OUR MISSION

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To end financial illiteracy & decrease the wealth gap for black youth through self- investment, economic investment, and community investment.  

OUR VISION

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Each youth obtains financial life skills, financial technical skills & certifications that will equip them to increase their entry level earning power whether in entrepreneurship and/or career opportunities. 

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Founder, Kezia Hendricks began her journey after one of her siblings was incarcerated for 15 years at age 14. It was her mission to empower youth who had been incarcerated or that lived in challenging environments. 2014 Kezia began to research ways to decrease mass juvenile incarceration and find ways to attract and inspire youth to identify the importance of personal  budgeting, savings, and creating a credible financial reputation to divert the trajectory of generational poverty and incarceration. Young Investors of Virginia "the program" began June of 2018. The organization Young Investors Group was awarded their certification as a non-profit 501(c)(3) October 2018. 

Kezia Hendricks - Founder 

KEZIA'S BODY OF WORK

Check out the articles on Kezia

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NATASHA CANNON 

- CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

 Natasha Cannon is an Enrolled Agent and Tax Analyst. An Enrolled Agent is the highest credential offered by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Her background includes over 15 years of experience as a Tax Preparer, Tax Examiner, and Tax Advisor with private sector and franchise tax businesses. She is currently a Tax Analyst for a multinational wholesale company in Newport News, Virginia and owns Elemental Taxes, which provides nationwide services for all tax needs, including live coaching and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau 

JACQUELINE “JACKIE” GLASS

EDUCATION CHAIR

Jacqueline “Jackie” Glass is a self-proclaimed Certified Doer, Navy Veteran, Chicagoland native and a social entrepreneur working to improve markets and government policies influenced by racism, sexism, and classism. With her small media business, Rubbish, Jackie develops strategic media services for transforming female and parental leadership to an enabler of innovation for economic growth while promoting an in-home “civics first” mentality so that every citizen’s actions support global cities. She produces and hosts the Your Neighbor’s Hood and The Mayher Podcast and manages Head Call a female veteran platform, Mamas on the Block (MOB), DREAM Builders, and Hampton Roads Black Boy Joy initiatives.

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JUSTIN ANDERSON

- PARTNERSHIP CHAIR 

 Justin Anderson is a proud father and enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. He is Co-Owner and CEO of Great White Water Sports LLC. in Norfolk Virginia. In addition to being a CEO, he purses other entrepreneur interests. In 2020 Justin became a board member of 501(c)(3) organization Tidewater African Cultural Alliance.  He finds great joy and purpose learning and sharing African culture while working on solutions to serve his community. With a commitment to life learning and individual growth Justin acquired his B.S. in Health Services Administration with a Minor in Gerontology from Ohio University followed by two MBAs from Salem International University. The first MBA is in International Business while the second is in Health Care Management. Inspiring learners to reach their full potential has motivated him to enroll in the Doctorate of Health Administration program at Virginia University of Lynchburg. Justin understands the importance of mentoring our youth and providing them with opportunities that will help them be our future leaders.  

YOUNG INVESTORS GROUP BOARD MEMBERS

 Terran Jones is a happy husband to a wonderful wife and a father of 6 wonderful children. He served in the United States Navy as an Electronics Technician and was honorably discharged after 10 years, receiving 3 Navy Achievement Medals and other awards for exemplary service. He currently serves as an Elder at Eternal Life Ministries, Board Member and Bookkeeper at Young Investors Group, and President of SOCOM, a provider of cloud-based solutions for small businesses. He enjoys travel, spending time with family, and helping others achieve financial, relational, and spiritual success. 

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GALLERY

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