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Anonymous Donor Gives $1,650 for Youth Entrepreneurship

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Once again, an anonymous donor has contributed funds to support youth entrepreneurship in Valley County. In 2005 and 2006, this donor gave $1,000. In 2007 and 2008, the donation increased to $1,650 each year toward these efforts. These generous donations have helped spread entrepreneurship training to many young students in Valley County and beyond.

For example, last spring we provided tours to students from Sargent and Ainsworth High Schools showing them business and career opportunities in Valley County. In September, we had a group of 30 entrepreneurship coaches from Kentucky visit us. The Univ. of Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute wanted members to see first-hand the economic development successes and entrepreneurial growth in this area.

Both Arcadia and Ord High School students have taken on several e-ship projects such as creating an e-bay store for taxidermy, starting a cookie business, harvesting their own corn crop, and participating in a business plan contest.

We also invited a guest speaker to present a very entertaining e-ship topic to the elementary and high school students in Ord, Arcadia, North Loup/Scotia and Burwell. And 20 people participated in the EDGE class (Enhancing, Developing & Growing Entrepreneurs.)

This generous donation continues to keep the entrepreneurial spirit among our youth alive. Thanks to this wonderful philanthropist.


Written by Nancy

January 27, 2009 at 11:39 pm

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  1. this is an article about entrepreneurship…i hope u’ll like it…



    January 28, 2009 at 6:08 pm

  2. Thanks for the info. Guy K. has great insight on eship and growing business opportunity.


    January 28, 2009 at 6:29 pm

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