St. LOUIS, MO – Young entrepreneurs from Confluence Preparatory Academy high school recently donated funds they earned through their own small businesses to Kwame Foundation, which funds educational opportunities for minority, women and disadvantaged students.Tony Thompson of Kwame Foundation and CEO/Chairman of the Board of Kwame Building Group, met with the students to accept the donation during Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators.

Student entrepreneurs include Armeshia Vance of MAD Bracelets; Jajuan Booker of Jajauns Candy Shop; Larry Lewis, Alec Chandler, Imad Williams and Deshawn Demeyers of LAIDS.

Kwame Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization founded by Kim and Anthony Thompson of Kwame Building Group to develop a doorway of opportunity into the professional world for youth in underprivileged communities through mentoring programs and scholarship opportunities. For more information, visit or call 314.862.5344.

Confluence Preparatory Academy is the new public charter high school of Confluence Academy. The mission of Confluence Preparatory Academy is to enable and inspire every student to develop fully his or her intellectual capacity and commitment to active citizenship.

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Mary Schanuel 

Source: Kwame Building Group – News