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 2020!

YETI took place virtually this summer. Everyone did amazingly! 

Here’s who took part!




Willing and Able Yard Services

Providing lawn care for seniors in the Parkland County and Brazeau County area.




Wildrose Photography

Offering photography services for the Tri-Region area.




Summer Adventures in a Box

Subscription box filled with screen free activities and challenges to entertain and encourage children to explore.




Reflection Tuning & Repair

Bike, ski and snowboard repair.




Smitty's Lawn Care

Providing lawn care for Brazeau County area residents.




Backyard Restoration

Purchasing old backyard furniture and restoring it.





Ruggedly clean leatherwork.


Cody and Sierra

Cody and Sierra

Coco Candy Co.

Acquire and run vending machines selling candy, snacks and pop.

here’s what some participants from 2019/20 had to say about their experiences:

Interested in supporting yeti in 2021? Get involved now, follow our social or reach out to find out how to sponsor the program

in 2021 the yeti program is available to all senior high school aged students in Leduc county, brazeau county and parkland county

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. And anywhere in between!

Here are our sponsorship levels and how you can help:




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).





CONTRIBUTION OF $500 to $999

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






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.


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

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

With your help, 9 more young people in our communities took their first steps towards an exciting entrepeneurial future in the summer of 2020!

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