At age 16, Jorge was determined to make a better life for himself. He enrolled in the META24 entrepreneurial training program, completed the curriculum and started his first business, making wooden game sets and custom furniture through his company, The Built King. Drawing on that experience, Jorge now operates landscaping/gardening, snow removal and paving businesses. Through his talent, hard work and determination, he has turned his life around and is on a path to sustainable entrepreneurial success. “It is real, it is ours. I mean we get to learn something that other high school kids don’t and I am still reading, writing, and doing math, but in a way that I understand,” he says.