School is back in session and registration for the 2013 YouthBiz contest is now open! YouthBiz is a business competition designed for grade six to twelve students in the Community Futures (CF) Sunrise area. The contest promotes entrepreneurship, financial literacy and makes a connection between young people and business. Since it was started by CF Sunrise in 2007, over 850 students from southeast Saskatchewan have competed for more than $12,000 in prize money!
To enter YouthBiz, students simply come up a fantastic business idea, write about it following questions in the YouthBiz Guide, and submit their entry to CF Sunrise on or before the contest deadline of November 22, 2013.
Students and teachers have already contacted CF Sunrise to arrange for school workshops and contest resource material. "The YouthBiz contest keeps gaining momentum every year. It's great to see such tremendous enthusiasm for youth entrepreneurship in the southeast region. The students are really creative and continue to think up new and interesting business ideas," says Verna O'Neill of CF Sunrise.
"Last year, approximately 250 students in southeast Saskatchewan competed for over $2,000 in prize money. We know that the outstanding efforts put forth by students will continue again in 2013. Our hats go off to the teachers in the region for encouraging student involvement, and to those students who submit their own entries without school involvement," comments O'Neill.
More information on this youth business competition is featured online: www.cfsask.ca/sunrise.
Contact CF Sunrise for a YouthBiz Guide and contest details: 1.877.851.9997 or email@example.com