Youth Entrepreneurship Leadership Launchpad (YELL) Canada has teamed up with Simon Fraser University (SFU)’s Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship (CIE) to develop and deliver a unique initiative for aspiring entrepreneurs in high school looking to get a head start with their SFU education. YELL graduates who complete the program with a B or higher will receive credit towards high school graduation and be eligible for university credit through our partnership with SFU’s Charles Chang Institute of Entrepreneurship. Students do not have to go into business, and can still apply for SFU credits regardless of what SFU Faculty they choose to enroll in.
Details of the: SFU Chang Certificate.
YELL brings engaging entrepreneurs, community shapers and innovative companies together through unforgetting learning experiences that will inspire students and prepare them for the real world.
Hosted at West Vancouver Secondary School, the YELL program is offered to students entering Grades 11 and 12 from all three high schools in the district. The course is taught by WVSS teacher, Jo-Anne McKee and runs outside the regular timetable with weekly 2.5 hour classes.
From September to January, students learn core concepts of lean entrepreneurship. Topics that will be covered include, design thinking, resiliency training, marketing, financial projections and more! A diverse selection of inspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders will join the class to share their stories and advice to our students. YELL emphasizes the importance of networking, teamwork and mentorship and during the second half of the program from February to May, students will form teams to come up with a business idea that they will need to validate. They will then get matched with a mentor from the community and work towards the year-end YELL Venture Challenge, where they will present their business idea and learnings.
This is a great opportunity to participate in a unique program offered by the West Vancouver School District, YELL and their community of partners.
For more information on the YELL program and the advantages for students, please visit www.yellcanada.org/students.
For more information:
Contact Jo-Anne McKee