Camden nonprofit wants to help kids as young as 6 start working toward careers


CAMDEN — N’Namdee Nelson grew up in Camden, and quickly saw he could have an impact. He started coaching younger kids and doing other community work at age 16.

Now, he’s hoping that the nonprofit he founded can help other kids growing up in Camden to figure out what they want to do in life, and make it happen.

Rising Leaders, the organization Nelson founded in 2008, is about to launch its first 6-month program to do just that. The Rising Leaders Youth Career Entrepreneurship Program kicks off with a meeting in Lawnside Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

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