Deadline extended for Youth Entrepreneur Program applicants at Crisfield High School

Applications now due May 23

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CRISFIELD — The Greater Crisfield Action Coalition (GCAC) has announced the launch of the Youth Entrepreneur Program (YEP) which is taking place Tuesdays through Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon June 21 through July 15.

To deliver this program GCAC is partnering with Crisfield High School, the UMES 4-H Somerset Extension, and the Eastern Shore Entrepreneur Center to create the Youth Entrepreneur Program: STEM/Vocation, a summer learning initiative intended to introduce youth to vocational sciences.

It will be held in-person at CHS with a mix of outdoor and indoor lessons with lunch provided at the end of each session. The course ends with a team challenge event that includes a $2,000 cash award for winners ($500 per winning student).

Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and class size is limited. A second course centered around entrepreneurialism is to be coordinated with Salisbury’s Small Business Development Center and will premier later this fall.

“One of the three legs of the GCAC Business Plan is educational development,” wrote President Frances Martinez Myers. “GCAC believes strongly that we as a community must increase educational attainment through the promotion of skill building in the areas of entrepreneurialism, trade related careers, STEM instruction and increased participation in higher learning and educational pursuits.”

Applications are online at GreaterCrisfieldMD.org/YEP-Program and the deadline is now May 23. Questions or application materials may be emailed to GreaterCrisfieldYEP@gmail.com.