Youngstown Business Incubator Youth Program Awarded $10K

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator announced Thursday that its Youth Entrepreneurship program has received a $10,000 grant from the Taco Bell Foundation.

The funds will go toward the Youth Xperience initiative, which increases students’ exposure to otherwise inaccessible learning experiences and STEM career exploration using virtual reality and augmented reality technology, as well as other programs.

“It’s a privilege to partner with the Taco Bell Foundation in educating and inspiring young people nationwide,” said Megan Payich, assistant director of Youth Entrepreneurship and Mixed Reality at the YBI. “Together, we are working to break down barriers to education for future leaders.”

YBI is one of more than 450 youth-serving organizations that will receive a portion of the $15 million in Community Grants presented by the Taco Bell Foundation this year.

“We are proud that the work we do through our Community Grants program connects young people with the resources and opportunities they need to learn and drive change,” said Jennifer Bradbury, executive director of the Taco Bell Foundation.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.