Young Enterprise Scheme

Building a pipeline of entrepreneurial-minded young people who will boost the prosperity in NZ

One of the ways the Chamber contributes to a positive future for business is by delivering The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) across Southland on behalf of the Young Enterprise Trust.

YES takes Year 12 and 13 students through a series of authentic real-world entrepreneurial experiences to help young people to thrive in business and in life.

Students form a YES business at the start of the school year, create their own unique product or service and take it to market. Throughout the year they attend events that mirror the process start-up businesses go through – including developing business and marketing plans; and receiving guidance and mentoring from business people.

Our goal is to inspire students to be innovative and creative, develop work-ready skills and an entrepreneurial spirit.  

Click here to join our Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme Southland Facebook group.

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Want to Get Involved?
Join the Young Enterprise Family

The Chamber has been involved in the YES programme since 1990, through the vision and dedication of Colin Smith. 

Find out how you can get involved by visiting Get Involved on Young Enterprise Trust website, view any upcoming YES events or contact us.

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