Since 2010, the Ruckus Entrepreneurs program has employed and trained hundreds of Chicago area teens and provides over 80 paid teen internships throughout each year. Our teen-run enterprise offers hands-on entrepreneurial training through the development and distribution of teen-made body care products.
Giving Teens Tools for Future Success and Independence
Having an entrepreneurial mindset is an advantage for teens in our fast-changing world. This program educates today’s teens on the fundamentals of running a socially responsible business. Teens increase their skills, confidence and aspirations to effect social change when engaged in experiential activities that teach financial literacy and 21st century skills of collaboration, adaptability, innovation, humility and networking.
Keeping it Local
Our locally-made products are handcrafted by teens infusing their garden grown herbs with pure essential oils. We use organic, sustainable and local ingredients whenever possible. The full line includes natural soaps, relaxing shea balms, non-aluminum deodorants and soothing lip balms.
Teaching Social Responsibility
We also embed the ‘Social’ into entrepreneurship with the BOGO Project. With every purchase of a Ruckus body care product, we donate a product to an organization that serves people in need. Buy a product—we Give a product! Cool idea huh? We think so! Use our products to make a difference in our community. Shop Now!
Summer session is now full, check back for Fall session openings.