Earlier this month the Young Entrepreneur Summit, YES, was held at the KP Centre in Shailer Park where young people interactively learnt new skills.

Run by young people, for young people, YES was a one-day, interactive summit that is designed to inspire and empower a generation of brave, creative and entrepreneurial young leaders.

This event was designed for secondary school students (Grade 7 to 12) and young adults (17 to 21 years).

At YES, attendees participated in a variety of engaging activities, including keynote presentations, panel discussions, and interactive group workshops focused on essential life skills such as public speaking, entrepreneurship, networking, financial literacy, ideation, and collaboration and teamwork.

Held by the Australian School of Entrepreneurship, a community-led and purpose driven business for good that delivers education, entrepreneurship and employment programs to Australians of all ages.

Cr Jon Raven at YES
Cr Jon Raven at YES

They aim to equip every Australian with the skills, resources and mindset they need to start a business or enter the workforce, regardless of their postcode.

“Logan City Council does way more than roads rates and rubbish,” said Cr Jon Raven who attended the event with Cr Mindy Russell.

“The Youth Entrepreneurs Summit is a program in partnership with the Australian School of Entrepreneurship to give motivated young people the skills and knowledge to start their own businesses.

“When young people start businesses, they don’t just create opportunities for themselves but for their friends and community as well. We know that as small businesses grow, their staff numbers expand to match but the same isn’t always true for big business.”

Photos supplied by Cr Jon Raven – www.facebook.com/jonravendiv5

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