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Young Entrepreneur sessions set for July

The city of Westerville, along with Westerville City Schools, Otterbein University, Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce, Your Management Team and TECHCOLUMBUS, is launching the first Young Entrepreneur Program in Westerville.

YEP is a two-week long camp inspired by the television show Shark Tank and is designed to teach middle-school aged children the fundamentals of what it takes to start a business.

The camp will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15-26 for children ages 11 to 14. The maximum sign up for Westerville YEP is 24 campers. Extended care will be available for an additional fee.

The entry price is $300 for residents, $315 for non-residents.

Participants will learn new business concepts such as marketing, sales, networking, budgeting and leadership. Entrepreneurs from the Columbus area will come each day to share specific lessons in their area of expertise. Campers will also have the opportunity to travel to different businesses in the area, learning first-hand business concepts.

Registration is available either online or at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.

Limited scholarships are available through the Westerville Chamber Foundation, the charitable arm of the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce. For scholarship information, please contact the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce at ino@westervillechamber.com. Please include your name, address, and why there is interest in attending this program.

For more information visit westerville.org or call Darcy Baxter, Westerville Parks and Recreation youth/teen program supervisor, at 614-901-6543.