Youth Entrepreneurship Program

With the support from the California State Chancellor’s Office and joint efforts with the Greater Sacramento Small Business Development Center, the Sacramento CITD founded the Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP). The goal of the Youth Entrepreneurship Program is to bring business ownership concepts to youth ages 14-27 with the intention of replacing misconceptions of vocational education and blue-collar jobs with increased awareness of and aspirations to self-employment as a legitimate lifetime career path.

The Chancellor’s Office recognizes that students should have knowledge about business without compromising the existing educational system. The majority of high schools throughout California only prepare students for higher education at the expense of focused career counseling. YEP aims to fulfill this gap.

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