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Youth Entrepreneur Program

About the Program

BEDC is excited to sponsor Y.E.P, the Youth Entrepreneur Program, launching fall 2017!

The purpose of the Y.E.P. is to offer an age appropriate, accessible program to introduce entrepreneurship to students in grades 4 and 5; encourage creative thinking, problem solving & being resourceful; and provide a platform to explore being an entrepreneur.

The Y.E.P. will take place at the Boys & Girls Club of Brookings on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 pm. The program will start September 12th and conclude with a Pop-up Market on February 24th with breaks for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  Please see attached schedule for more details.

The desired outcomes from the Y.E.P.

  • increased self-confidence of the participants regarding their creativity and their thoughts & ideas of their community
  • the participants will have an increased awareness and understanding of their community, its businesses and resources
  • continued community engagement and support of entrepreneurs including youth entrepreneurs
  • establish a strong foundation to “grow our own”, and fill the pipeline of entrepreneurs for the Brookings community

Sign Up!

Fill out the form below to get your child registered to participate in this fun event celebrating their creativity and developing life skills.

Participation in Y.E.P is strictly voluntary and some minimal supply costs may apply.


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The Participation Policy can also be printed out and dropped off at the Boys & Girls Club of Brookings.

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“It takes a village to raise a child” – proverb

The Y.E.P. is looking for a variety of volunteers to assist with the program as guest speakers, group discussion leaders and mentors.  If you would like to be part of this event please sign up here.

We appreciate your generosity in giving of your time and talents; please know you will be making a difference.

Thank you!


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