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After-School Program Teaches Students Entrepreneurship Skills

Aug 27, 2019

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for Young Entrepreneurs Academy, an after-school educational program that provides students in grades 6-12 with the knowledge and skills they need to start and run their own businesses. 

Participants meet from 4:45 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights at the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center, 9989 Wade Boulevard.   

Thanks to the support of local business leaders and community volunteers, students learn how to write a business plan, pitch to potential investors and obtain start-up funding needed to launch their own company or social movement. 

“This is a wonderful opportunity for middle and high school students to learn to transform their big ideas into enterprises that create value and to become CEOs of their own companies before they graduate from high school!” said Tony Felker, president and CEO of the Frisco Chamber. 

Young Entrepreneurs Academy will host an informational session on Tuesday, Sept. 10 for families interested in learning more about the program. It will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the CTE Center. 

Applications for the 2019-20 school year will be accepted through Sept. 13. There is a cost associated with the program, but scholarships are available for qualifying students. 

Contact Roz Righetti with the Frisco Chamber of Commerce at 972.335.9522 or RRighetti@friscochamber.com for more information or click here to start your application.

Frisco ISD has been a proud partner of Young Entrepreneurs Academy since it launched during the 2011-12 school year. 

The District also offers an entrepreneurship course to all high school students in grades 10-12 during the school day. Curriculum from the INCubatoredu and ACCELeratoredu programs support the entrepreneurship course as part of a pilot program at Centennial, Frisco, Heritage and Lone Star high schools. 

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