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South County EDC Hosts 
 The Young Entrepreneurs Academy
 

January 2024 to June 2024

The students of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program hosted by the South County Economic Development Council gathered for their final class. It was a bittersweet moment, as they celebrated the culmination of their hard work and entrepreneurial journey.

As the students filed into the room, they were greeted by a special guest - the Mayor of National City, Ron Morrison. The mayor took the stage as he addressed the aspiring entrepreneurs.

Mayor Morrison commended the students for their unwavering dedication and entrepreneurial spirit, transforming their business ideas into reality. One by one, he presented the students with well-deserved awards, honoring their accomplishments.

The South County EDC remains committed to supporting these budding business leaders and providing them with the resources and knowledge they need to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into successful realities.

 

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South County EDC Young Entrepreneurs Academy 

The Young Entrepreneur Academy is an innovative program that provides young people with the tools and resources they need to start and run their own businesses. The program is designed to inspire and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs by teaching them valuable skills such as marketing, finance, and leadership. 

The YEA program has been successful in helping young entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality, with many alumni going on to start successful businesses and become leaders in their communities. 

Expert Mentorship
Our students will receive invaluable guidance and mentorship from local business leaders with diverse areas of expertise.

Business Planning
The program will equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to create a solid business plan, laying the foundation for their ventures.


Navigating Regulations
We will assist students in understanding and obtaining the necessary permits and licenses required for their businesses.

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We are seeking your assistance in pinpointing those students who would greatly benefit from this program. Your recommendations are invaluable to us, and we trust that your insights will help us select the most promising young entrepreneurs for this opportunity.  

Applications for students can be filled out directly on the YEA website:  www.YEAUSA.org

Sponsorships Opportunities for Young
Entrepreneurs Academy  

With the help of your sponsorship you are financially investing in the success of our students. Thank You for your support!  

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Program sponsor

$20,000

 * Logo recognition on all marketing materials*
* Recognition in all newsletters and press releases related to the program
 * Speaking opportunity at 2024 Graduation
*  One company rep on Investor Panel 

($500 investment capital included in sponsorship)

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Gold Sponsor

$15,000

* Logo recognition on all marketing materials*
* Recognition in all newsletters and press releases related to the program
* Speaking opportunity at 2024 Graduation
* One company rep on Investor Panel 

($500 investment capital included in sponsorship)

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Silver Sponsor

$10,000

* Logo recognition on all marketing materials*
* Recognition in all newsletters and press releases related to the program
* Speaking opportunity at 2024 Graduation
* Sponsorship of two students’ program costs


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Bronze Sponsor

$7,500

* Logo recognition on all marketing materials*
* Recognition in all newsletters and press releases related to the program
* Speaking opportunity at 2024 Graduation
* Sponsorship of one students’ program costs

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investor panel Sponsor

$2,000

*  Logo recognition on all marketing materials*
*  One company rep on Investor Panel 

($500 investment capital included in sponsorship)
* Two tickets to the Investor Panel event and Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony 

* Opportunity for company rep to serve as class volunteer (guest speaker, web developer, etc.)

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Scholorship Sponsor

$1,500

* Scholarships used to fund tuition of underrepresented student populations
*  Name recognition on all marketing materials*
* Two tickets to attend the Investor Panel event and 2022 Graduation
* Opportunity for company rep to serve as class volunteer (guest speaker, web developer, etc.)

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Graduation Sponsor

$2,000

* Logo on signage at Class of 2022 Graduation
* Name recognition on all marketing materials*
* Two tickets to the Investor Panel event
* Opportunity for company rep to serve as class volunteer (guest speaker, web developer, etc.)

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CEO roundtable sponsor

$2,000

* Logo on signage at CEO Roundtable event
*  Name recognition on all marketing materials*
*  Welcoming remarks at CEO Roundtable Event
*  Opportunity for company rep to serve as class volunteer (guest speaker, web developer, etc.)

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Biz Trade Show Sponsor

$2,000

* Logo on signage at Business Trade Show  Event
* Name recognition on all marketing materials*
*  Welcoming remarks at Business Trade Show
*  Opportunity for company rep to serve as class volunteer (guest speaker, web developer, etc.)

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Technical Support 

$2,000

*  Logo on equipment purchased and donated and provided to students in underrepresented populations
* Name recognition on marketing materials
* Two tickets to 2024 Investor Panel and 2024 Graduation
* Opportunity for company rep to serve as class volunteer (guest speaker, web developer, etc.)

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Mentor Sponsor

$1,000

* Logo on in session calendar of programming
* Name recognition on marketing materials
* Opportunity for company representative to mentor students with social media recognition
* Opportunity for company rep to serve as class volunteer (guest speaker,  web developer, etc.)

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Curriculum sponsor

$1,000

* Logo on Student Curriculum Binders and materials
*  Name recognition on marketing materials
*  Opportunity to present during year in class
* Opportunity for company rep to serve as class volunteer (guest speaker, web developer, etc.)

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Thank You to Our Supporting Sponsors!

Thank you to all our sponsors who are financially investing in the success of our students  

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CONTACT US

To sponsor or inquire about how to get involved with the Young Entrepreneur Academy Program please fill out the form below. 

You can also contact Jim O’Callaghan at 619.424.5143 or email  jim@southcountyedc.com

SCEDC Contact info

710 E. 16th St 

#472  

National City , CA 91951

P: (619) 424-5143

Email:  SCEDC@SouthCountyEDC.com

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WEEKLY NEWS

Get in the know - May  31st, 2024

South County EDC Binational Forum 2024

Coming in July, 2024

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The South County Economic Development Council's Binational Forum is slated to be one of the premier business gatherings in our binational community, aims to bring together civic, business, and community leaders for a day of collaboration, networking, and knowledge exchange.

Our panel discussions will offer unique insights and perspectives on key binational topics such as Technology, Workforce, Education, and  Emerging Industries.

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Young Entrepreneurs Academy Update    

This past Wednesday, the students of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program hosted by the South County Economic Development Council gathered for their final class. It was a bittersweet moment, as they celebrated the culmination of their hard work and 
entrepreneurial journey.

As the students filed into the room, they were greeted by a special guest - the Mayor of National City, Ron Morrison. The mayor took the stage as he addressed the aspiring entrepreneurs.

Mayor Morrison commended the students for their unwavering dedication and entrepreneurial spirit, transforming their business ideas into reality. One by one, he presented the students with well-deserved awards, honoring their accomplishments.

The South County EDC remains committed to supporting these budding business leaders and providing them with the resources and knowledge they need to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into successful realities.

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On May 22nd, the students in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) program hosted by South County EDC had the opportunity to learn more about marketing and branding their businesses from Tenille Otero, a Communications and Public Affairs Advisor from the Otay Water District in the South County region. Tenille provided the young entrepreneurs with valuable insights on how to effectively market and brand their fledgling businesses. The South County EDC is grateful to Tenille Otero from the Otay Water District for sharing her expertise with the YEA participants.

The students were also grateful to have Thomas Welch, Executive Vice President/SBA Department Manager at Neighborhood  National Bank come out to help them with their financial goals and planning. The bank's support and guidance on managing the financial aspects of their businesses was greatly appreciated by the young entrepreneurs.

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Otay Announces 2024 Student Poster Contest

Kindergarten through sixth-grade students attending schools in Otay Water District’s service area are invited to share their artistic skills in its “Being Water Wise is…” Student Art Contest. Participants must create a poster showcasing the value of water for a chance to win prizes and have their art featured in the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s 2025 student art calendar.

The deadline to submit artwork is Friday, June 7 2024. For more information please click button below. 

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