The transformation students age 9-19 receive from this six-week online course consist of students learning how to start a business and for them to start a business they're passionate about with the objective of providing a product and or service that provide solutions for their customers.
Course Creator Paul Lawrence Vann
Paul is passionate about working with youth to help them become entrepreneurs and leaders. He is the father of two teens and knows a thing or two about empowering youth.
Paul got his start as an entrepreneur when he was volunteered by his father to work in their community grocery store, Vann's Grocery and Fish Market in North Carolina.
At the tender age of 10, Paul was an unpaid intern in the family business and he learned entrepreneurship from the ground floor. Paul earned his high school diploma, then it was on to college, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in business and accounting and he went on to earn a master's degree in business management while serving in the United States Air Force. Throughout his career, Paul worked for general officers and civilians in high levels of authority, he retired in the rank of lieutenant colonel and is a highly decorated military officers.
Paul served over 20 years in the USAF, having served 12 consecutive years of duty in the Pentagon, working as a cost analyst, budget analyst, financial manager, and acquisition officer managing programs in excess of $5 billion dollars.
Paul also served a year of duty as a Capitol Hill Fellow, working for a member of Congress assigned to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Paul is founder and President of Wealth Building Academy, LLC, a professional development company based in the Washington, DC metro area.