All About The Kids

We Are Combating Teen Unemployment

Mogul Academy is a 501c3 Nonprofit organization that aims to empower youth with financial literacy skills, mentoring, and entrepreneurship support within the technology space. 

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“You can pay for school but you can’t buy class"  Jay Z    

Mogul Academy is an online and weekend program that strives to lessen the gap between the classroom and real world entrepreneurial experiences. Our goal is to offer classes that aid youth in developing a personal brand, business and marketing approach for ideas that they’d like to turn into actual ventures. We offer group/panel mentorship with an advanced and interest based curriculum to ensure a quality educational approach to enhancing their vision while combating the high unemployment rate for their demographic.



Each One Teach One

We allow some of the most successful entrepreneurs to mentor our youth. This is to show them what is possible and have a source with reliable advice to assist with navigating the realms of their business. 



Learn Under Pressure

We allow our youth to test drive their ideas as a full fledge business to ensure that they are ready to be an official teen entrepreneur. This allows them to see what is necessary for their company to survivie. 



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If you have a blueprint on how to be successful-you have no excuses. Interviewing successful industry leaders is pivotal part to a young moguls success. 

Who Do We Serve

Who Do We Serve

We now have a 3 tier Mogul Academy Program

Mogul Academy offers the following programs;

Mini Moguls - Ages 7-12
Major Moguls Ages 13-18
Maven Moguls- Second Chance Program Ages 16-23

Why Should You Donate?

We aim to help as many youth as possible. We have an average sign up of over 30 youth per Saturday but we are only able to cater to  a few due to funding. 

Here is a brief video showing a Mogul Academy Panel and Workshop at a public school.

  • 3000

    Youth Reached
  • 171

    Events Hosted
  • 51

  • 36

    Partner Schools

Mogul Academy Workshop

Teens learn how to create a business plan.

"Today is the beginning of the Rest of your Life! You are the Pilot of your life! Lock in your destination; take off to it, from where you are! "

Vimal Shah

- Forbes Magazine 2017

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Mogul Academy In The News

West Siders Voice Concerns Over Gun Violence

Lifelong Austin resident Jessica LaShawn was walking with two of her teenage students by her home near North and Central avenues on a recent Saturday when they heard the  sound of gun fire. She was terrified; the teens with her reacted differently.

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Our priority is to help youth visualize, strategize, execute and succeed. 

Mogul Academy was created by Jessica LaShawn to serve urban youth with specific interests in financial liiteracy, technology and business.

Donor Packages

We accept all monitary and supply donations. This is just a guideline of what donations are used for. 

Some of our Partners

"“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill"

Micae Brown
Margaret Williamson
Jamal Jackson Esq.
Hustle Simmons
Jessica LaShawn

Meet Our Founder

Description: Capricorn Girl in A Digital World.

Jessica LaShawn

Teen Entrepreneur Curriculum Developer

Jessica LaShawn is the Founder of Mogul Academy, an organization that assists underserved youth around the globe with specific interests in philanthropy and business. The youth within her organization are taught vital skills within the entrepreneurship space and put them to action weekly.

Jessica has over fifteen years of experience in television and media and serves as a digital content technologist.

“If you’ve got an idea, start today. There’s no better time than now to get going. That doesn’t mean quit your job and jump into your idea 100% from day one, but there’s always small progress that can be made to start the movement.” – Kevin Systrom, Instagram

Contact Info

If you want to make an appointment or just want to say hello, we're waiting for your call, email or  book an inquiry call.  (Click HERE To BOOK A CALL) 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday - Thursday

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212, Chicago, IL 60654

(888) 416-6485

(888) 416-6485