United States, Ma... "Overview CyberYouth Network Inc., is being formed to create the premier interactive community that connects urban teens and young adults to their ideal college and job opportunities, while also supplying online resources and services to urban school systems so they can properly prepare students for acceptance to college and job opportunities. CyberYouth Network Inc., plans to build long term relationships with our users by offering resources, services, and tools that make the CyberYouth Network indispensable to each of our primary target audiences. This CyberYouth Network will serve the urban teen, higher education, corporate recruitment, and secondary school market. Revenues will be generated by a unique combination of advertising, distance learning e-commerce, and business service sales. We expect both market and revenue growth of over 100% each of the first three years of existence, with plans to expand either thru merger, acquisition, or public offering within 30 months of our start-up date. A solid management team is in place with plans to bring on additional expertise both as managers and technical advisors. The Cyber-Youth Network web site was launched in February 1999 as a program of the non-profit A Broader Image Inc. It has received national recognition for its design and content CyberYouth Network Inc. will be created as a District of Columbia C corporation owned by its principal investors and principal operators. As of this writing, it has not been chartered and is still considering alternatives of legal formation. Cyber-Youth Network Inc., was originally launched as a program of the not for profit corporation, A Broader Image Inc. in February 1999. Market/Services The CyberYouth Network will be the #1 interactive community that connects urban teens and young adults to their ideal college and job opportunities so they can achieve their educational and career goals. The CyberYouth Network improves the way urban teens explore and apply to school; the way colleges/universities recruit and enroll urban students; the way guidance counselors help students plan for their education and careers, and the way corporation recruit and build relationships with the workforce of the future. In accomplishing those goals the CyberYouth Network will become THE most visited web site and recognized brand for urban teens, their parents, and urban school educators on the Internet. The CyberYouth Network is an Internet web portal, specifically targeting predominantly African American and Hispanic students, specializing in college and career preparatory resources and services, online application productivity resources, corporate and higher education marketing products, and K-12 ""customized"" distance learning and lesson support e-commerce products. The CyberYouth Network has been designed to support all the features of a ""virtual,"" or online community, with a focus on education, community involvement and interactivity. The CyberYouth Network implements the latest technology that will enable the user to connect with other users of the CyberYouth Network through features such as chat, email and message boards. Beyond this standard connectivity, the user is empowered through database-driven content to establish the greatest possible visibility and connection with those who can best prepare and assist the student in his or her quest for higher education and ultimately, employment. Along with its own programmers and designers, the Network has formed strategic partnerships with Web based application development firms in an effort to provide a variety of interactive services that will allow the user to connect with colleges, universities and potential employers. At the core of these services is the establishment of a ""virtual"" personal folder that the student can access, update, and publish. Contained within the folder will be personal accomplishments, resumes, letters of recommendation, and contact information. Further, the student will have the ability to search for jobs, internships, scholarships, and grants. Conversely, the CyberYouth Network will provide universities, colleges, and employers with the same tools and information, only in the opposite direction. They will have the opportunity to better search for, reach, inform students and promote their schools, or advertise available job opportunities. Acting as a bridge between the student and university/employer, the CyberYouth Network will provide both sides with the greatest presence and availability to each other. The CyberYouth Network, in utilizing technology such as Sun Microsystems Star Office Software, will also be providing its users with the ability to access a variety of application and productivity software packages, such as Microsoft Word-compatible word processing, Microsoft Excel-compatible spreadsheet, Microsoft PowerPoint-compatible presentations, along with a drawing package, a database access package, a network calendar package and many more productivity capabilities. Much like one accesses files through their own corporate or school intranet, users of the CyberYouth Network will be able to continually access the latest software for at no cost - making the CyberYouth Network indispensable to this online audience. Exit Strategy CyberYouth Network Inc. is positioning itself for first stage funding in the $10 million range within the next 90 to120 days. Investors in this start-up phase are being offered convertible debentures, at very attractive interest rates, which can be converted solely to equity upon first stage funding. Capital Use $1 million in capital will be used to cover start-up costs including: office expenses, salaries, marketing, development, outstanding expenses, and to attract additional investment capital. Management Team President and Chief Executive Officer: Terry Lee Terry starts up the CyberYouth Network after 4 years as a Senior Associate and Director of Corporate Cause Marketing for Greer, Margolis, Mitchell, Burns & Associates - a major Washington, DC advertising, public relations, and political consulting firm. In addition, he was the founder, president, and CEO of A Broader Image Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable education and strategic communications organization using communication technology, marketing strategies, and community service in order to expose young people to a new generation of role models through information technology. As president of A Broader Image, Terry along with the DaimlerChrysler Corp., launched the nonprofit version of the Cyber-Youth Network in February 1999. Terry is also a paid consultant to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, advising the federal agency, and thirty two local governments, on ways to build strategic partnerships with major technology companies as part of the $200 million Community Empowerment Zone Initiative. Terry also serves as an advisor for the United States Congressional Black Caucus Science and Technology Brain Trust. Terry is a graduate of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie where he received a B.A. in Political Science and Economics. Vice President of Internet Operations/Webmaster: Richard Brant Rich Brant manages the technical and design elements of the Cyber-Youth Network. He is responsible for the design of new content areas, day-to-day maintenance, and all technical aspects of the Web site. Rich manages his own Web design and development company, Brant Interactive Design, Inc., where he designs, implements and maintains Web sites for private companies. Prior to this, he managed advertising and media for both consumer and political accounts at Greer,Margolis, Mitchell, Burns, and Associates, in Washington D.C. and RNF Media in Los Angelis, CA. Rich has a B.A. in Political Science from Dickinson College. Currently Rich also serves as Executive Director for a nonprofit in Northern Virginia. Vice President of Communications: Teresa Siedlecki Teresa Siedlecki, previously an Associate of Greer, Margolis, Mitchell, Burns and Associates, brings a broad range of media, public relations and grassroots organizing experience to CyberYouth Network, Inc. Teresa has experience launching and implementing national and local level campaigns to promote awareness of causes and products. For the past three years she has had a lead role on GMMBA's largest account, the Air Bag & Seat Belt Safety Campaign, which has attracted unprecedented national media attention. In 1998, Teresa and her colleagues were awarded the Silver Anvil Award for public relations excellence for the work they did on raising awareness on the issues relating to seat belts and child passenger safety. She has also help develop and implement media strategies on campaign's like I Am Your Child, Kaiser Permanente, and the National SAFE KIDS Campaign. Prior to joining GMMB&A in 1996, Teresa spent time working on Capitol Hill and in the White House. She also had the exper...
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