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Annual Enterprise Olympics Conference another Big Success

On May 27-30, 2010 the YMCA-YWCA of Northeast Avalon held our 16th annual Enterprise Olympics Conference. Enterprise Olympics is a program that encourages the growth of entrepreneurial thinking among students and teachers and, in the long term, helps guide young people to consider careers in entrepreneurship. It is comprised of 3 separate, innovative projects that engage students from different age groups: the Create a Logo program for grades 4-6, the Market Your Thoughts competition for grades 7-9 and the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Business Plan and Showcase Competition for high school students. The top students from the regional high school competitions were selected to attend the Enterprise Olympics Conference, which was held this year in Grand Falls-Windsor.

“The YMCA-YWCA of Northeast Avalon has been committed to the Enterprise Olympics project for 16 years,” said Michelle Hatch, Coordinator, Enterprise Olympics. “This project was established to reach our young people and to identify and support their creativity, talent and enterprising minds. By doing this, we hope to assist them in building their confidence and recognizing their ability to start their own business and become a contributor of the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador.”

The YMCA-YWCA of Northeast Avalon would like to thank the students, teachers and volunteers who participated in the 2010 Enterprise Olympics Conference and contributed to help make this another successful event.

We also wish to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors: ACOA, Service Canada, the Department of Education and the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union, the community sponsor whose annual contribution allows us to distribute cash prizes to the winners of all three competition levels.

Click here for further information on competition winners.

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