GBDCEI's Center for Entrepreneurship Workforce Development & STEAM has designed its programming based on the Adverse Childhood Experiences Program. The program states that experiential intervention programs are necessary to reduce to possibility of the trauma experienced as a child dominating their adult lives.
The programs at GBDCEI are designed to have short and long-term impacts. Some short-term impact includes providing transportation, meals, clothes and paid stipends to remove the key barriers to participation. Additionally, using music and art, writing skits about social issues they are facing, and performing them for other children improve self-confidence and pride because they immediately become real-life influencers.
Long-term impacts include providing quality jobs that create social mobility, starting entrepreneurial ventures, break the generational cycle of drug use and criminal activity.