Why Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship wants 'more attention paid' to older students - Generocity Philly

People

Jan. 31, 2017 4:02 pm

Why Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship wants ‘more attention paid’ to older students

Resources are "generally geared toward kids," cofounder Meegan Denenberg told Forbes. IHHE accepts students age 18 to 32.

IHHE cofounders Tayyib Smith (left) and Meegan Denenberg.

(Photo by Tony Abraham)

Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship (IHHE) cofounders Tayyib Smith and Meegan Denenberg want to make something clear about the nine-month program for aspiring entrepreneurs:

There’s a reason why IHHE is for adults.

There needs to be “more attention paid to men and women who are slightly older who, for some reason, once they get out of high school, are just considered adults and should navigate their own way by any means possible,” Denenberg recently told Forbes.

“I don’t know if that’s necessarily a realistic perspective in the world that we live in, when people are living way longer than we ever expected to.”

Denenberg and Smith talk with Forbes about the genesis of IHHE, the importance of diversity in the workplace, how their students “exceeded expectations” after the presidential election and more. Check it out.

Read the full story

 

-30-
LEAVE A COMMENT

From our Partners

Power Moves: City Hall shakeups, nonprofit departures and a new poet laureate

How Soil Generation is cultivating food justice leaders of color in Philly

Arun Prabhakaran signed on as Krasner’s chief of staff after touring MLK’s hometown

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

For immigrants, civic engagement is essential to success

1330 N. 5th Street,Philadelphia, PA 19122

http://www.bicycletransit.com/

Brand Ambassador

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Knight Foundation

Summer of 2018 Paid Internship at Knight Foundation

Apply Now
4355 Orchard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124

Rebuilding Together Philadelphia

Development Director

Apply Now

‘Nonprofits need to rally quickly’ to stave off the worst effects of the new tax law

Power Moves: Philly’s new DA and Science Center’s exiting CEO

Philly’s newest anti-poverty hire is also a former roller derby pro

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

This Philly Venezuelan wants to encourage ‘participation, not isolation’ among immigrants

Philadelphia

William Penn Foundation

Program Associate, Creative Communities

Apply Now
Philadelphia

Fairmount Ventures Inc

Project Manager

Apply Now
Center City Philadelphia

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

Coordinator, Member Engagement

Apply Now

Sign-up for regular updates from Generocity