Young Entrepreneurs in Action
The Young Entrepreneurs in Action 2022-2023 is a Ministry of Education pilot project that encouraged high school students in grades 9 through 12, to pitch their business ventures and earn money for startup costs associated with it. Participants were provided with an opportunity to explore entrepreneurship and foster collaboration with community and industry partners. Community partners met with students virtually to give them insight into many topics including market research, leveraging social media, creating a brand, preparing a financial forecast, and writing a business plan.
As part of the process, students submitted proposals, connected with community partners, developed a business plan, created and tracked their budgets, and set goals and timelines.
Two projects from the CDSBEO were selected to move on to the virtual provincial showcase which took place on Tuesday, May 16.
Aaliyah Langford from St. John CHS won first place for her Silver Acre Farms and the Welsh Harlequin project, a business which involves marketing duck eggs as an alternative to chicken eggs. Aaliyah won $3,000 to use for start-up costs.
Noah Bruce and Dolev Klein Harari from Holy Trinity CSS finished in second place and earned $2,000 for their Broba Tea business venture.