Youth Entrepreneurship Symposium


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When: November 20th 2019, 8:00am to 2:30pm

Where: SUNY Sullivan Seelig Theatre

Who: High Schoolers with a passion for social change and willingness to learn about cooperative entrepreneurship


• Foster conversation about youth cooperative entrepreneurship and social justice with youth and other stakeholders
• Share the Youth Economic Group’s (YEG) model with other groups, and receive feedback
• Inspire local youth to achieve their own potential through dialog and the hands-on “YEG Challenge”
• Build community

Each year, the agenda starts with a presentation by members of YEG – why they started a youth cooperative, what they have learned, and ways the model can be applied and replicated to help develop leadership and community revitalization. There is a YEG Challenge, in which teams of participating students are challenged to develop and present concepts. In 2014 and 2015 the students came up with the idea for a new local cooperative business. For 2016 and 2018 they designed a new silkscreen product that conveys a social justice message, and devised an accompanying marketing and financials plan. Teams are assigned a coach who mentors their team. A panel of judges select a winning pitch after lunch.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

SUNY Sullivan  

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