Kids Doing Good: Sumner Rahr works to help young entrepreneurs

Sumner Rahr, a junior at Lincoln High School, has launched Oregon Youth Venture Fund. (KATU Photo)

A Lincoln High School student has turned a great idea into an opportunity for other kids.

Sumner Rahr, a junior, has launched Oregon Youth Venture Fund that gives kids financial ability to turn their dreams into reality.

He started a business a couple of years ago called Hood Clothing.

“The main issue that I ran into is I didn’t have enough money and didn’t have enough capital to grow my business, and so that kind of inspired me to tried to figure out a way where I can help others like me – get them an opportunity I wish I had in the beginning stages of making a business,” Rahr said.

So now he’s looking to promote the next generation of young entrepreneurs in Oregon.

Three winning applicants will get $2,000 to develop their company, test new ideas and receive mentorship from an established businessperson.

“We’re looking for ones that could possibly change the world,” Rahr said.

Business ideas are due Nov. 15.

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