Creativity in Action!

Seabrook, NH   |
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EIN: 45-3128188


Vision: Youth 4 Business envisions Haiti as a place where youth can have the resources, mindset, and opportunities they need in order to reach their full potential and build strong communities. Mission: Youth 4 Business’s mission is to provide quality entrepreneurial education to the youth of Les Cayes, Haiti, connecting them with a network of Y4B educators and alumni so that they are equipped to respond to the needs of their community by turning creativity into action.

Ruling year info



Ruth Entwistle

In Country Director

Coicy Francky

Main address

69 Railroad Ave

Seabrook, NH 03874 USA

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Subject area info


Youth development

Economics for youth

Population served info

Children and youth

Young adults

NTEE code info

Business, Youth Development (O53)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms



Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many Haitian youth desire to start and run successful businesses, but they lack the tools and know-how to do so profitably

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

School Program

Youth4Business is presently teaching a 19 lesson plan curriculum in Entrepreneurship in ninen schools near Les Cayes Haiti. Class sizes range from 15 to 60 students. School program director Coicy Francky works tirelessly with teachers and students throughout the school year. Each student who completes the program receives a certificate noting their accomplishment. Students who submit business plans at the end of the school year are eligible for a small loan from our microfinance program.
Coicy has initiated a new program that will begin this fall in several of the schools. He has worked with past and present students to develop a business plan for a cafeteria for the students. The students that are currently in the Y4B entrepreneurship course will run the cafeteria as part of their curriculum. Stay tuned for updates!

Population(s) Served

Youth 4 Business strives to provide additional mentor-ship to our students after they graduate. We currently do this through partnership with other organizations and personal interaction on an individual level.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Haiti is a country of rich resources, from its fertile soil to its resilient people. Yet it remains one of the poorest countries in the world due to political instability, violence, economic turmoil, and natural disasters. Nearly 60 percent of Haitians live below the international poverty line, barely making ends meet. “According to the Human Capital Index, a child born today in Haiti will grow up to be only 45 percent as productive as they could be if he or she had enjoyed full access to quality education and healthcare.”(World Bank, 2021) Haiti has close to 30 percent youth unemployment rate compared to 8.3 percent in the US (ages 15-24). (World Bank, 2021)

Within this backdrop, many Haitian youth struggle to see opportunity. Many Haitian youth desire to start and run successful businesses, but they lack the tools and know-how to do so profitably. Youth 4 Business trains qualified educators who teach a sound entrepreneurship curriculum through interactive classroom lessons and business plan development. At the completion of the course, students are presented with a certificate acknowledging their achievement and also graduate into a rich community of fellow Y4B alumni who provide mutual encouragement and support. Y4B additionally partners with other educational communities to expand our curriculum throughout other Haitian regions.

Youth 4 Business trains qualified educators who teach a sound entrepreneurship curriculum through interactive classroom lessons and business plan development.
Y4B additionally partners with other educational communities to expand our curriculum throughout other Haitian regions.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently



Assets info

BMF Data: IRS Business Master File

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2202

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $13,039
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $13,039
Program Services $8,050
Administration $75
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $8,122


Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2202

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $2,183
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $2,183


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Ruth Entwistle

Ruth Entwistle is a founding member of Youth 4 Business. She has studied and worked in international development for the past 15 years. Ruth majored in Entrepreneurship at Grove City College, focusing much of her free time in her junior and senior years to the development and launch of Deep Springs International (DSI), the predecessor organization to Youth 4 Business. She received her MBA in International Development from Eastern University. Ruth also works as a licensed customs broker for seafood importer, Heron Point Seafood in Newmarket, NH. She has a wonderful husband Ryan and four beautiful little girls.

In Country Director

Coicy Francky

Coicy Francky has over twenty years of teaching experience in the Les Cayes region of Haiti, where he currently directs the Youth 4 Business entrepreneurship program in secondary schools. He has assisted in a variety of construction projects, including a health center and church for Mission Évangélique Béthanie d’Haïti, an agricultural facility for AVSI, and individual homes. He supervised household surveys for Deep Springs International and World Concern

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Board of directors
as of 06/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Ruth Entwistle

Youth 4 Business

Leigh McAfee

Greg Yingling

Janet Dykstra

Susie Millian

François Elysée

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No