Grant funds entrepreneurial education for Dodge City High School students
Dodge City– As part of its commitment to supporting the local community, Cargill, an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services, recently donated $10,000 to fund the Youth Entrepreneurs program in Dodge City High School.
Youth Entrepreneurs is a nonprofit organization providing high school students with business and entrepreneurial education through a yearlong elective class. The grant from Cargill will support program costs for two Youth Entrepreneurs classes in Dodge City for the 2013-2014 school year. This is the fourth year Cargill has donated.
“Over the last several years we have seen the impact this program makes on our local youth. We are proud to continue supporting entrepreneurial and business education for Dodge City students through this grant to Youth Entrepreneurs,” said Tom Allen, GM Cargill Beef-Dodge City.
Youth Entrepreneurs’ students write business plans, participate in classroom competitions and work with community business leaders to enhance their business skills for future endeavors, including entrepreneurship and higher education. The goal of the curriculum is to stimulate economic thinking skills, encourage intelligent risk-taking, provide practical business expertise, and instill independence and personal responsibility.
“Community and corporate support for Youth Entrepreneurs is crucial to the success of the program and helps future business owners and professionals make meaningful contributions to their workplaces and, by extension, to the community as a whole,” said Kylie Stupka, Youth Entrepreneurs Executive Director. “Thanks to Cargill, students in Dodge City have an opportunity to learn the skills needed to practice principled entrepreneurship. We’re very thankful for Cargill’s ongoing support.”
About Youth Entrepreneurs
Founded in 1991 by the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, Youth Entrepreneurs teaches free enterprise fundamentals to high school students through hands-on experiences. The program gives students the skills and tools to start their own business or enhance their business skills for future career opportunities, as well as encourages them to continue into higher education. Funded completely by private donations, Youth Entrepreneurs is a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, to donate or to volunteer with Youth Entrepreneurs, please visit www.yeks.org.