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FIVE NEW COMMUNITIES SELECTED TO JOIN THE E-COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

Five communities have been selected by NetWork Kansas to participate in its innovative Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership.

Who Knew Learning Could be So Fun! A day in Young AmeriTowne® of Kansas

magic of Young AmeriTowne® happens. Young AmeriTowne® of Kansas (referred to as Towne) is a six-week curriculum designed for 5th and 6th grades that teaches basic economics, banking, money management, government, communications, philanthropy, and employment. The culmination of the classroom experience is a field trip to Young AmeriTowne of Kansas in Lenora.

Dear YEC Student: Congratulations

Simone Elder of NetWork Kansas congratulates YEC students in this open letter.

865 Kansas Students Participate in Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series

NetWork Kansas’ Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership announces the conclusion of the 2018-2019 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 865 students from 48 Kansas communities participated in 40 local entrepreneurship competitions.

YEC Series Best Practices: Greeley County

In February 2019, Greeley County hosted their first YEC Series event. For the past five years, they partnered with neighboring Wichita County to have their students participate in the YEC Series. Christy Hopkins, Greeley County’s Director of Community Development, organized the competition. Hopkins shares how she worked with the school to organize this YEC Series event.

Ice House Participant Spotlight: Tecklenburg Farms LLC

Chris Tecklenburg completed the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in Reno County during the Fall of 2018. Here he talks about the impact that this program has had on him and how it has helped him work toward launching his business, Tecklenburg Farms.

Destination BootCamp® Business Spotlight: Muddy River Guitars

Scott Weinmann attended Destination BootCamp in May of 2017 as part of a group from Atchison participating in the Community Reinvention Program. Here he talks about the impact that this program has had on the growth of his business.

Ice House Participant Spotlight: FAB Creative Services

Joanne Smith completed the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in Montgomery County during the Fall of 2016. Here she talks about the impact that this program has had on her and how it has helped her work toward launching her business, FAB Creative Services.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Bridget Stanton, Bridge Digital Marketing

Bridget Stanton competed in both the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 YEC Series in Riley County. She placed first in her local event for two years in a row. In April 2017, she won third place at the YEC State Championship. In April 2018, she won second place at the KEC State Championship.

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series Best Practices: Sherman County

Sherman County hosted their sixth annual YEC Series event. Jessica Bonner, City of Goodland Administrative Assistant, and Suzanne McClure, City of Goodland Economic Development Director, organized this event.