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Earn while you learn apprenticeship

Become certified and or licensed in a trade without falling behind on the bills.

Setting the stage for success mentorship

Go under the wing of someone who truly cares about your future and is the best of the best in their field.

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MAPLE Inc. Foundation is a 501c3 non profit corporation centered on empowerment, agency, and self-determination.  
Our five pillars are aimed at creating opportunities for multicultural millennials to build assets and create a future best aligned with their greatest dreams and aspirations.
We live in a world where self-starters, the ones who can turn ideas into reality, get ahead.  Thus, Millennials are challenged to create and innovate, or get left behind.  MAPLE brings the community together to position today’s youth to succeed.  Come to one of our events and learn more.

Sunday, November 24th
1:00PM to 3:00PM


Earn While You Learn

Untouchable Apprentice Training allows individuals to earn a wage while training to become licensed in a trade. Our apprentice program is currently focused on the barbering and cosmetology trades, with other trades to be introduced later in the year.

To become a licensed barber or cosmetologist, the apprentice would work in a salon or barbershop under the guidance of a currently licensed barber or cosmetologist.

Untouchable Apprentice Training is approved by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology and the State of California Division of Apprenticeship Standards.


Setting The Stage For Success

MAPLE has developed a network of professionals across multiple industries that will serve as mentors to our members.

Our mentors are experts in their respective field and will provide professional advice, life skills, financial tools, wellness prevention tips and entrepreneurship guidance.

Our goal is for all MAPLE members to be fully equipped with everything they need to be a success in today’s ever changing environment.


Meet the faces behind MAPLE

Scean Ellis

Co-Founder / President

Scean has been in the advertising/marketing industry for 20+ years. Leveraging her extensive background in media sales, she launched an independent sales firm representing multicultural media properties delivering the African American, Hispanic and LGBT audience. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, she created a platform (Dancing 4 A Cure) to advocate for the early detection of cancer and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Scean’s passion lies in helping young adults to become better informed on the diseases that plague the African American and LatinX communities. She is committed to inspiring others to get involved and take a proactive role in their well being.

Steve Ellis

Co-Founder / Vice President

Steve is a licensed Cosmetologist and Barber, and got an early start in the hair care industry under the guidance of his father Fred Ellis aka Good Fred. His passion for the industry continued after college where he entered the State of California’s Barbering & Cosmetology Apprentice Program. After receiving his cosmetology license he became a full time stylist and has since owned a hair salon for 15 years as well as a luxury nail salon for 5 years.Steve’s passion lies in educating young multi-cultural men and women in the beauty/grooming industry and is currently a Professor at Compton College’s Cosmetology & Barbering program. He also launched Untouchable Apprentice Training which provides on the job training for men and women who want to attain a Cosmetology or Barbering license.