Project Leaders: Melvin Derrick
Mentor: The Bethlehem Center
Melvin Derrick is a local teenager who wants to give Chattanooga’s youth a platform to share stories of their experiences, both positive and negative. With help from a few mentors, he will lead a group of fellow teens to create a social enterprise that brings awareness to the need for additional resources for youth programming. The group will create short, self-directed films featuring Chattanooga’s youth, called the “Success and Sorrow” series. They will design retail items, and develop a marketing plan to sell them, with all proceeds benefiting the youth organization of their choice.