School is back in session and registration for the 2015 YouthBiz contest is now open! YouthBiz is a business competition designed for grade six to twelve students in the Community Futures (CF) Sunrise area, in southeast Saskatchewan. 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 1300 students from southeast Saskatchewan have competed for more than $16,000 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 20, 2015.
Students and teachers have already contacted CF Sunrise to arrange for school workshops and contest resource material. “Teachers are starting early this year, contacting our office to find out how they can get students involved in YouthBiz. It’s great to see such tremendous enthusiasm
for youth entrepreneurship in the southeast region,” says Verna O’Neill of CF Sunrise.
“Last year, approximately 255 students in southeast Saskatchewan competed for over $2,000 in prize money. We look forward to another great year of the program. The students always have a fun time exploring the world of micro-business. And of course a special thank you goes out to teachers in the region for encouraging student involvement,” comments O’Neill.