177 Youth Entrepreneurs Students Inspired to Dare to Dream
The annual event featured interactive breakout sessions, teaching approximately 177 YE students from the Topeka area business skills, including etiquette, budgeting and how to dress professionally. The event featured two keynote speakers, EJ Carrion and James Harris. Carrion, a nationally recognized motivational speaker, is the number one Amazon Best Selling author of “Accelerate Your Success: How to Create a Future and Stand Out When College is Not Enough.” Harris, a YE graduate, is the digital coordinator for Usher’s New Look, a program dedicated to engaging disconnected youth to find a path to leadership. Both speakers shared anecdotes and discussed tips for achieving success in the business world and in life.
“Dare to Dream is a unique initiative that provides high school students the tools to succeed in business early on,” said Priscilla McInnes, Youth Entrepreneurs northeast region director. “Through this event, and the Youth Entrepreneurs program as a whole, students utilize real-life business lessons, such as how to behave at a business lunch and networking, to realize their entrepreneurial dreams.”