For big, hairy ideas that haven't met the world... Yet.

But with your support, they can!

introducing yeti!

A FREE “how-to” business initiative for independent high-school teens interested in earning serious money.

Each summer, Community Futures Capital Region works with local business owners, schools, community leaders, professional workshop facilitators, and municipal authorities, to help bring to life the entrepreneurial dreams of local high-school students.

They come to us with their business idea – and, with your help, we help to shape it, test it, and release it into the wild!

HERE’S WHAT SOME OF OUR past participants think ABOUT YETI…

The beginning $500 was very generous and more than enough to get us started, the workshops were very informative and helped us learn a lot, and the support was fantastic ; if we emailed someone with a question we would hear back very quickly.

The program has taught each of us, that entrepreneurship could be a potential that we would like to go into after high school. We really enjoyed managing things on our own and learning to be independent as well. Bringing new ideas and products to the community was also something that sparked this decision.

Overall I had an amazing time trying out my business and getting all the input about different aspects of the business, it was a great opportunity and I hope to use the skills I learned in another potential business idea later on down the road!

The money helped us big time with supplies but the workshops helped us to develop skills we need to run a business successfully.

I love coming up with great ideas about business plans, this program gave me an opportunity to take one of those ideas, and create a running business with that. It taught me a lot about responsibility and it also showed my strengths and weaknesses. I think that although this business idea was not necessarily for me it showed me that although I do not like cleaning other people’s houses anymore I have found that I love organizing them! So maybe I will try that next.

meet THE TEENS our sponsors supported in 2019:

Laith

C2 Concrete Sealing is based in Drayton Valley and provides domestic and commercial concrete maintenance.

Contact Laith at:

c2sealing@gmail.com

Amanda

Experience the Acres provides digital farm tours for educational and marketing purposes.

Contact Amanda at:

experiencetheacres@gmail.com

Kelsie

Kaptured Photography provides unique images for your personal projects or small business promotions.

Contact Kelsie at:

kapturedphotography@gmail.com

Ryan

RAR MTG. Are you a MTG gamer? Here’s a brand new YouTube channel for you to support.

Contact Ryan at:

rarmtg@gmail.com

Calen

Highest Nobility provides 100% organic, vegan, cruelty-free, cosmetic oil.

Contact Calen at:

highestnobility@gmail.com

And Here’s what our finalists had to say about YETI at the end of the program!

(All but Calen who had already left to begin his next project – university! Good luck, Calen!)

If you’re interested in supporting YETI next year, follow our social media to see what we have planned for 2020!

in 2020 the yeti program is expanding! we’ll be supporting Leduc county and spruce grove students for the first time

We’re looking for sponsors, supporters, and partners in Parkland County, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain; Brazeau County and Drayton Valley; and Leduc County, Leduc, Devon, and Beaumont.

Here are our sponsorship levels and how you can help:

ADVENTURER

ADVENTURER

CONTRIBUTION OF $1000 OR MORE

A $1,000 contribution will provide the award money for one successful student ($500 for start-up costs, and the subsequent $500 if goals are met by the end of the program).

 

 

explorer

explorer

CONTRIBUTION OF $500 to $999

This contribution will go towards the award money for the students and the cost of our workshops.

 

 

 

scout

scout

CONTRIBUTION OF less than $500

This contribution will go towards such items as:
• Costs of workshops
• Student lunches for workshops
• Teaching materials
• Program swag
• Hosting costs

 

If you’d like to support the program, but can’t provide a cash contribution, we are also very happy to receive offers of mentorship and professional workshop facilitation for our participants, donations of materials and meals for the workshop week. Other ways to support YETI are to share on your social pages or in your newsletters, hang a poster, and of course, purchase products or services from the program’s participants!

We are also looking for a very special business sponsor each year for our High Achiever Award! 

To find out more, please click below to download the brand new YETI Sponsorship Guide.

questions?

We love talking about YETI so please get in touch if you have any questions about the program. You can drop by, call us on 780-968-7013 or email us with your enquiry at yeti@cfcapitalregion.ca

Our sincere thanks goes to our 2020 Sponsors and Supporters for making YETI possible

With your help, at least 10 more young people in our communities will take their first steps towards an exciting entrepeneurial future in the summer of 2020!

Are you a business owner or organisation that would like to support young entrepreneurs in your region?

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