10 complete entrepreneur program

7/19/2013, 6 a.m.

Kevin Johnson, author of “The Entrepreneur Mind,” will give the charge to 10 newly minted entrepreneurs from IXGEN Inc.’s 2013 Youth Empowerment Program at their July 27 graduation in Decatur.

He is president of Johnson Media Inc.

The biz whiz kids ages 13 to 26 will get certificates at a ceremony at Peace Lutheran Church, 1679 Columbia Drive, at 1 p.m.

Two-year-old IXGEN is a Christian-based nonprofit that provides business development services and promotes minority entrepreneurship. Participants completed a six-session, 30-hour training program.

Emmenette Mason, founder and CEO, says the program teaches students the benefits of owning a business and the basics.

“We encourage them to begin to think about how they can start a business while they are still in school,” she said.

For more information, e-mail emason.ixgeninc@gmail.com or call 770-708-7374.