9th – 12th grade (approximately 45 students)
August – March
Includes $3,000 stipend and $1,500 stipend, 100 gift cards for completion and lunches throughout the timeframe.
Students develop a business concept including pitch, marketing, and a business plan utilizing a standard template. Local business and community leaders provide mentoring and support during development. Judging takes place locally and regionally. Cash awards are given. Winning teams are highlighted during a JCHS Basketball game. Total number of participants: depends, starts strong but several drop out typically because of amount of work required to complete.
JCEDC, JCS, NVIC, Lowes, Decatur Mold, Old National Bank, Main Source Bank