Growing the Next Generation of Business Leaders- Youth Entrepreneur Program

Presentation Category: 
Business & Marketing Management
Presentation Description: 
Napa Valley College in partnership with Napa ROP, and the Napa SBDC, will showcase two innovative programs that were developed through a grant from the California Community College's Career Pathway Entrepeneurial Program. The Napa Valley College Youth Entrepreneur Program, "YEP", actively engages our students, ages 14- through 27, high school and college ,in an Annual Business Boot Camp and an Annual Business Plan Competition. The two year project has resulted in over 200 local high school and college students particpating in interactive business plan development activities that has been embraced and supported by the local business community. Articulation between high school and NVC has increased and college Entrepreneurial Certificate has been launched. Come listen to how entrepreneur training can help your business programs.
Presentation Style
Lecture Style: 
Interactive Style: 
Lead Presenter
Lead Presenter Name: 
Elizabeth Pratt
Director Career Technical Education Programs
Additional Presenter 1
Additional Presenter 1: 
Walt Unti
Business Instructor
Napa Valley College
Additional Presenter 2
Additional Presenter 2: 
Tammie Holloway
CTE Director
Napa County Office of Education
Additional Presenter 3
Additional Presenter 3: 
Charlie Monahan
Director NVC SBDC
Napa Valley College Small Business Development Center

Funding Opportunities

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides funding to states to replace cuts to K-12 and higher education for several purposes including teacher professional development for making progress toward rigorous college and career-ready standards.

Information links for funding professional development:

Using Recovery Funds to Drive School Reform and Improvement

AARA Title I Part A Funds

Implementing the Recovery Act

Implementation Ideas from the Field

Perkins Funding

The CCPC conference includes professional development topics for faculty, counselors, and administrators that meet requirements of the 2006 Perkins Act (Sections 122, 124, 134, and 135).

Information links for funding professional development:

Perkins IV (2006) Legislation

Perkins IV (2006) Policy Guidance