Young Enterprise Scheme or YES aims to inspire young people to discover their potential in business and in life.  We need local business people to assist, be a ‘speed coach’ at our KickStart session.

Essentially YES is a programme that is delivered through schools, and participants can achieve NCEA credits. The programme uses a combination of teachers and members from the local business community to provide an experience that is both authentic and relevant to the world we live in. Business Studies students are encouraged to take part in YES alongside the school curriculum.  Students work in teams to develop and grow a business. 

Being a coach at the KickStart – Timata session is just a 2 hour commitment to help unlock youthful potential;

Marlborough session – Wednesday 12 February 
Nelson session – Thursday 5 March

If you are interested register here, or if you would like more information about KickStart or other ways to help out, contact Trina Zimmerman

KickStart – See short video about this event Here

YES alumni include Rees Vinsen, who set up a social media consultancy as a Nelson College student,  Givealittle founder Nathalie Whitaker, news reader Mike McRoberts and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

See testimonials for local business leaders who have been involved;

YES actually teaches students what happens in the big wide world.  I would encourage business people to assist this program as a coach or mentor – passing on such intellectual capital is not only personally valuable it is imperative as many students as possible be given such opportunities”. Kenn Butler, Paradise Brokers

Participating in a YES is often the first introduction rangatahi have to business.  And it can be life changing.  I loved the experience as a student, and it’s a privilege to be able to support the work now as a Trustee. YES is fun, it’s hard work, insightful, practical, and it’s one of the only programmes I’ve seen that truly opens young minds to the idea that through enterprise and entrepreneurship, they can change the world.” Rachel Taulelei, Kono

YES lent me the opportunity to explore my passion for business in a construct that traditionally doesn’t accommodate for the learnings, experiences and time required to understand what building a business takes. My role as a young founder developing bleeding-edge technologies in a global market today was afforded by the head-start I took to participate in the business world while still in school“. Rees Vinsen, Previous Student

To register your interest Click Here