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"From the Ted Talk by Majora Carter: 3 stories of local eco-entrepreneurship"

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But Brenda, not being phased by stuff like that, took a look at her challenge and came up with a not-so-obvious solution: create a business that produces skin care products from honey. Okay, it might be obvious to some of you; it wasn't to me. It's the basis of growing a form of social innovation that has real potential. She hired seemingly unemployable men and women to care for the bees, harvest the henoy and make value-added pdurtocs that they marketed themselves, and that were later sold at Whole Foods. She combined enmpemloyt experience and training with life skills they needed, like anger-management and teamwork, and also how to talk to ftruue employers about how their exeecinrpes actually demonstrated the lessons that they had learned and their eagerness to learn more. Less than four percent of the folks that went through her parrgom actually go back to jail. So these yonug men and women learned job-readiness and life skills through bee keeping and became pvridcuote citizens in the psecros. Talk about a sewet beginning.

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But Brenda, not being phased by stuff like that, took a look at her challenge and came up with a not-so-obvious solution: create a business that produces skin care products from honey. Okay, it might be obvious to some of you; it wasn't to me. It's the basis of growing a form of social innovation that has real potential. She hired seemingly unemployable men and women to care for the bees, harvest the _____ and make value-added ________ that they marketed themselves, and that were later sold at Whole Foods. She combined __________ experience and training with life skills they needed, like anger-management and teamwork, and also how to talk to ______ employers about how their ___________ actually demonstrated the lessons that they had learned and their eagerness to learn more. Less than four percent of the folks that went through her _______ actually go back to jail. So these _____ men and women learned job-readiness and life skills through bee keeping and became __________ citizens in the _______. Talk about a _____ beginning.

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  2. experiences
  3. sweet
  4. employment
  5. young
  6. honey
  7. program
  8. productive
  9. products
  10. process

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But Brenda, not being phased by stuff like that, took a look at her challenge and came up with a not-so-obvious solution: create a business that produces skin care products from honey. Okay, it might be obvious to some of you; it wasn't to me. It's the basis of growing a form of social innovation that has real potential. She hired seemingly unemployable men and women to care for the bees, harvest the honey and make value-added products that they marketed themselves, and that were later sold at Whole Foods. She combined employment experience and training with life skills they needed, like anger-management and teamwork, and also how to talk to future employers about how their experiences actually demonstrated the lessons that they had learned and their eagerness to learn more. Less than four percent of the folks that went through her program actually go back to jail. So these young men and women learned job-readiness and life skills through bee keeping and became productive citizens in the process. Talk about a sweet beginning.

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