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Fredericksburg Students to Grow Business Skills with New Entrepreneurship Program

FREDERICKSBURG, TEXASYouth Entrepreneurs (YE), a national nonprofit organization, has launched a business and entrepreneurial education program for students at Fredericksburg High School this fall. The year-long, elective program—made possible due to a generous gift from local residents Mary and Mike Porter — inspires students from all walks of life with the entrepreneurial and economic principles to prosper in today’s market and beyond.

"YE provides hands-on learning opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom, that helps students realize their innate gifts and talents, then apply them in a way that benefits themselves and others in their communities," said Kylie Stupka, president of Youth Entrepreneurs. “We’ve already seen the support of residents in Fredericksburg for students in the program and are anxious to see how it can grow in the years to come.”

With a proven record of success across 26 states, Youth Entrepreneurs is a growing program that instills critical thinking and problem-solving skills in young people to help them grow and transform their lives. The coursework puts students in charge, drawing them closer to the skills and values they will need to be successful not only in school but in life. Shared YE educator Mike Cormier, “Youth Entrepreneurs is an important program for any individual who desires to set their own path in life, but especially critical for giving local students in a small service economy the tools they need to be successful without having to relocate.”

Fredericksburg High School principal Joe Gonzalez said, “I am excited that Fredericksburg High School is partnering with Youth Entrepreneurs. We know our students and our community will benefit from this joint endeavor.” 

The Porters are equally enthusiastic about the Youth Entrepreneurs program being implemented. “We are extremely pleased to support the young people in Fredericksburg through our grant to Youth Entrepreneurs. We believe the program instills the same values and skills that have helped us be successful, and we are proud to be able to give back so that others can contribute to our community using their own unique skills and abilities.”


About Youth Entrepreneurs 
Youth Entrepreneurs (YE) began in a single classroom in 1991 and has since grown to inspire more than 35,000 young people to achieve far more than they ever thought possible. YE educators receive extensive online resources, training, and the freedom to customize a real-world, hands-on curriculum that benefits their students most. Rooted in entrepreneurial and economic principles, the YE curriculum reveals the innate passions and abilities within students so they believe in themselves and what they can accomplish. YE is a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is funded by private donations. For more information, visit YouthEntrepreneurs.org.