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We set out to create the course we wished we had when we were in high school and continue to develop programs so youth receive relevant educational experiences that evolve with the times.

YELL Entrepreneurship 12

Full year program designed for students in Grades 10-12

Students will receive a grade towards high school graduation and those in good standing will also be eligible to receive university credit from SFU Chang Institute of Entrepreneurship, should they wish to enroll in any SFU Faculty.

Accelerated Learning

The YELL Entrepreneurship 12 program begins with students learning all the core concepts of lean entrepreneurship. YELL teachers cover topics including: design thinking, resiliency training, marketing, financial projections, Business Model Canvas, and more! A diverse selection of inspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders visit classes throughout the semester to share stories and advice to our budding innovators.

Industry Exploration

Local companies and maker labs participate in our YELL program so students can experience the world beyond the classroom and explore different career options. They learn about new technologies, tour unique office spaces and hear from industry professionals.

Business Incubator

YELL students form groups, create a business venture together, identify and test assumptions, pivot businesses if necessary, and ultimately prove and validate their concept. Students learn to problem solve together and communicate effectively with their mentor who acts as their guide and a liaison between the team and the broader entrepreneurship community.

Venture Challenge

To wrap up the YELL program, classes across the province come together at our annual Venture Challenge. Student teams compete and present their business venture to a panel of judges made up of community members, entrepreneurs and investors. Think of the Venture Challenge as a Dragon’s Den type of experience!

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Additional Programs

YELL has created a variety of introductory programs designed for all high school grades. These workshops will give students a glimpse into the world of entrepreneurship and will prepare them for the full YELL Entrepreneurship 12 program.

Inspiring Entrepreneurial Thinking I

This introductory two-week entrepreneurship program is designed for Grades 8-10. Teachers may choose to deliver to this program within Business 8, CLE 10 or similar courses. This program focuses on the 21st Century skills and tools to become a successful entrepreneur and student.

Inspiring Entrepreneurial Thinking II

This two week entrepreneurship program is designed for Grades 10-12. Teachers may choose to deliver this program within Entrepreneurship 10, CLE 10, Entrepreneurship 12 or similar courses. This course focuses on team-building skills and the knowledge required to start a sustainable business.

Private Summer Workshop

Our Summer Workshops are taught by YELL teachers and delivered virtually to high school students throughout Canada. These one-week workshops will introduce students to the tools and exercises that entrepreneurs use to turn their vision into reality. Students learn core concepts, such as market validation, design thinking and much more. For a current list of YELL Private Summer Workshops being offered, please contact us

Partner Workshops

To broaden access to our experiential programs, YELL partners with various not-for-profit organizations throughout B.C. to inspire entrepreneurial thinking among their networks. For a current list of organizations offering YELL workshops or to learn more about partnering with YELL to deliver programs please contact us.

Testimonials

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Jesse P.
YELL Alumni 2018

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