Zakeira Brown

I first became a member of P.E.E.P.S. BACK IN 2006. When I initially signed up it was a summer program. During this the summer I learned everything about business, how to come up with a blueprint to dressing professionally and even how to stay out of debt. This is when I decided to go into business for myself. I wanted to own a nail salon. At the tender age of 14, I had a master plan. I knew the steps I needed to take right then and there to set myself up for success in the future and, that is exactly what I did. I got business cards and started marketing myself. I was making money doing nails working in a nail salon and working from home. I made money doing nails all the way up until I found a new passion. I enrolled in Wayne State University in 2010 and the PEEPS program granted me with a $1,000 scholarship to pursue an education in broadcasting and journalism. During my time at Wayne State University I started my on business and I co-hosted web talk show called The Detroit Talk Show. On December 10th 2016 I received my bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and journalism. Currently I working full time at the Motor City Casino Hotel. March 3, 2017 I am starting a new career as a flight attendant.

Malik Masters                                                

 I graduated from Detroit Community High School in 2011. I was in the P.E.E.P.S. Program for about 8 years.  I was a part of the Stock Club Program for about three years.  I learned some key things such as how to invest my money in Stock and put money in the right company.  I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas with a Degree in Culinary Arts.

 Trevon Swift

After graduating from the PEEPS program in 2011, I received a total $2,500 in scholarships from PEEPS to Eastern Michigan University. At EMU I studied business management with goals to help restore Detroit’s inner city economy. I plan to use music and business development to bring positive change to the world and my great home city of Detroit. I grew up in the city of struggle and it made me appreciate all the little things in life. It made me the man that I am today, an ambitious, driven, respectful young man and, I feel it’s only right to repay the city that helped raise me. I just recently began a position working for a company called Metro Tex . I had to work a full time job so I can help pay for my tuition.

Brenda Brown

I graduated from Academy for Business and Technology in 2012. In the PEEPS program I was able to gain knowledge on financial literacy, stock market, credit reports, and budgeting I am most appreciative of the challenges to become more entrepreneurial minded and the opportunity to be around career entrepreneurs.  I was very grateful to receive a $500 scholarship from PEEPS to Oakland University. I graduated from Oakland University, December 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a concentration in entrepreneurship. I am now serving as the Community Engagement Associate at the Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance through LISC AmeriCorps. I have goals to increase the value of the community through service, in order to produce change, growth, and innovation. I am very passionate when working in the Cody Rouge community and eager to have the opportunity to give back to the community that made major contributions to my success.