WHAT IS EY?
EY stands for Entrepreneurial You(th). EY is a proven, practical, positive youth development program which promotes the development of entrepreneurial attributes and attitudes in youth. EY inspires youth to be creative, innovative, problem-solvers and achievers. EY facilitates the development of critical life skills while engaging youth in business simulation and real income-generation. EY transforms traditional classes into experiential environments of enterprise that marry theory and practice in unique ways.
HOW WAS EY DEVELOPED?
After years of implementing various youth entrepreneurship programs; assessing various international materials; assisting the late Dr. Howard Rasheed in his research on “The Effects of Teaching Entrepreneurship at the Pre-Collegiate Level”; and drawing on her own life experiences, Marsha-Ann Clarke developed this program to inspire and empower youth to apply entrepreneurial skills in any career. EY is the Region’s indigenous solution to youth entrepreneurship programming for life.
WHY IMPLEMENT EY?
EYES produces results and income for youth, adults and organisations.
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF EY?
To improve techniques for facilitating the development of entrepreneurial attributes and attitudes among youth.
To facilitate the development of entrepreneurial attributes and attitudes among youth.
WHERE CAN YOU IMPLEMENT EY?
EY can be implemented by any organisation that works with youth. These include Primary & Secondary Schools, Community Groups, Churches and more
KEY COMPONENTS OF EY
Train educators, volunteers and other interested adults in positive youth development techniques that promote the development of youth entrepreneurial skills and attitudes.
Assess knowledge, skills and attitudes before and after training/programming.
Partner with private sector and the community to engage guest speakers, customers and contributors.
Guide youth as they plan, finance and implement business ideas.
Reflect on all the experiences and identify the lessons learned.
Measure overall program results.