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Media Briefing on New Kansas City, Kansas Entrepreneurship Initiative

Details of a new entrepreneurship initiative to benefit Kansas City, Kansas will be detailed at a media briefing on Friday, October 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the KCKCC Technical Education Center, 6565 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Cassie Strickler, The Bomb Creations

Cassie Strickler competed in the 2018-2019 YEC Series in Republic County and placed second. Here she talks about how this program has influenced her as an entrepreneur.

Ice House Entrepreneur Spotlight: Brew 56

Mark and Stacy Clark completed the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in Rice County. Here, Stacy talks about the impact that this program has had on them and how it helped them launch their business, Brew 56, in Lyons, KS.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Ethan Lang, Making Cents of Finance

Ethan Lang competed in the 2018-2019 YEC Series in Ellis County and placed first in his local event. In April 2019, he won first place in the Existing Business Division of the KEC State Championship.

Another Year of Youth Entrepreneurship

In June, NetWork Kansas wrapped up the 2018-2019 season of the Youth Entrepreneurship (YEC) Series with our third annual YEC Summit. This was the sixth year of the program and the most successful yet!

Wedding Crashers & E-Community, yes there's a connection.

"All we can do is use the information at hand to make the best decision possible.” Erik Pedersen explores the E-Community framework and its goals to create a national best-practice model.


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.