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White Plains offers teens with appetite for entrepreneurship opportunity to run food truck

Four teens who have an appetite for entrepreneurship were part of the Project Thrive program.

News 12 Staff

Jul 23, 2021, 12:25 AM

Updated 1,064 days ago

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The city of White Plains offered some teens a chance to see what it was like to run a food truck.
Four teens who have an appetite for entrepreneurship were part of the Project Thrive program.
The teens got to cook and also learned lessons in customer service and tracking money.
Customers support the initiative by purchasing fries, hot dogs and chicken tenders. Healthy items like apples and oranges were also on the menu.
Mayor Tom Roach says none of this would have been possible without a $10,000 grant from the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
"Learning how to run a business is complicated. They can find out how hard it is, but also learn how to do it right so it's exciting," says Roach.
The White Plains Youth Bureau plans to offer other teens the chance to participate in the program every year.


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