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Young Entrepreneurial Scholars (YES!) Camp

 

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Canceled- 2018 Young Entrepreneurial Scholars (YES!) Camp

2019 dates to be announced in January 2019

Hosted by the Small Business Center.

Sponsored by the A-B Tech Foundation, Madison County Economic Development, and Mountain Area Workforce  Development Board

The Young Entrepreneurial Scholars (YES!) Camp is a North Carolina Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning (NC REAL) Youth Entrepreneurship camp that will run July 30 - August 3, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at A-B Tech Madison. PLEASE NOTE: on the last day of the program, Friday, August 3, 2018, students will be released at 12:00 p.m. This program is for rising sixth to ninth-grade students.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

The goal of the camp is to introduce students to the ideas of entrepreneurship, creative thinking, and fun, interactive activities to engage students. Campers will work in teams to develop a business plan, learn how to apply for a business loan and about resources in their community. They will also gain an understanding of entrepreneurship as a viable career option and meet and learn from successful entrepreneurs. For more information, contact Jill M. Sparks at jillmsparks@abtech.edu or 828.398.7949.

Camp Objectives :                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • To create an atmosphere of fun

• To meet and learn from successful entrepreneurs

• To learn to work and cooperate in groups

• To identify and encourage entrepreneurs

• To gain an understanding of entrepreneurship as a viable career option

• To generate business ideas

• To identify and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities within their community

• To help participants learn about their community

• To develop and implement a business plan