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Urban Ventures Project (UVP)

The Urban Ventures Project partners with a youth detention center in West Philadelphia to teach minors entrepreneurial skills and empower them to use their unique interests and talents to pursue local business endeavors. We introduce our students to subjects ranging from basic marketing to initial business loans to pricing strategies. As UVP Volunteers, Penn Law students are encouraged to draw on their own business backgrounds or interests to offer examples of how students can translate their passions into a business strategy. Most volunteers commit to teaching an hour-long class each week, but are welcome to dedicate more or less of their time depending on availability.