DC Entrepreneur Empowers Teens Globally to Rebuild Local Economies through Micro Businesses and Social Entrepreneurship

Washington, DC - Group Interactive, Inc. today unveiled a strategic partnership with Chicago, IL based Wheatle Peart, a social consulting business that helps businesses become socially responsible through helping them implement economic development projects globally. Under the partnership they will launch a series of co-branded socially responsible initiatives aimed at rebuilding local economies across the globe by engaging teen entrepreneurs at a grassroots level.

"Whether people realize it or not the economic crisis in America is a global concern. Two thirds of the world's population lives on less than $2 a day and they depend on us to be innovative and fiscally strong. Their youth are accustomed to having a tremendous amount of responsibility and our youth are struggling to find jobs. So it is natural and timely that they collaborate with each other to create socially responsible micro businesses that will create economic sustainability and directly impact their future," said Group Interactive Founder, Shonika Proctor.

Under the partnership Group Interactive will provide coaching services to teens and support them with creating and building their niche businesses utilizing their Teen Entrepreneur Success Secrets book and Teen C.E.O. Blueprint,which is the branded curriculum and training program that Proctor co-developed with her teen entrepreneurs. Wheatle Peart will focus on Global Program Management and Development and will work hands on with strategic and beneficiary affiliate partners.

About Group Interactive: Founded in 2005, Washington, DC Based Group Interactive is the creator of the Renegade CEO's, a progressive and experiential coaching company geared towards empowering emerging teen entrepreneurs in the U.S. and abroad. To date, their books, programs, speeches and coaching services have impacted over 2,000 youth in the U.S. and in countries such as the UK, Canada, Singapore, Bosnia, South Africa, Moldova, Hong Kong and United Arab Emirates. Youth enrolled in the Renegade CEO's Program have established innovative niche businesses and have written and published books, launched onto the speaking circuit and been featured in a 1 hour TV documentary. They have won leadership and entrepreneurship awards at the national and international level and have been featured in major media outlets such as CNN, Black Enterprise Magazine, Business Week and Fox Morning Business News. www.renegadeceos.com

Additional information:

On 8/22/09-Youth Economic Development Seminar in Jamaica that is very interactive team building and engaging for youth 14 to 21 years old. 18 Knowles Road, Mandeville, Jamaica at 10am to 2:30pm. Youth receive education about how to use business to revitalize the Jamaican economy. Youth come from several different colleges and high schools around Jamaica. The program allow youth to learn about entreprenuership and larger macroeconomic dynamics of the world. Wheatle Peart want to teach youth how to create job opportunities for themselves.

Wheatle Peart is looking for people that are willing to also assist through supplying us with resources or making contribution such as laptops, business related material, purchase of the business books, or sponsoring other initiatives such as getting their tshirts printed or their business bad logoed. We will make sure that you are recognized in all media. Please contact Tonietta Wheatle if you are interested in the program or want to make a donation: twheatle@wheatlepeart.com or 312.731.3196.

Tonietta Wheatle
Founder & President
Wheatle Peart
233 South Wacker Drive
Suite 8400
Chicago, IL 60606


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