Teens earn business skills that pay off

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Students at North High are getting a hands on lesson on entrepreneurship. Youth Entrepreneurs is a course offered in 59 schools across Kansas.

Students who chose to participate in the course at North High, are challenged create their own business. It was started 25 years ago by the Koch Foundation. Although the program isn't new, more students are taking advantage of learning  how to maintain a business. 

"It helps the future of this city a lot," said Braden Johnson."I think there will be a lot more small businesses which really does run this country to a degree. And if you can get a lot of entrepreneurs to help build other jobs up it will make this city a lot more prideful of itself."

This is the only program around where students can earn points that can be transferred into money. Some YE alumni have been able to pay for the college tuition with that money.

Find out how you can get your child involved with YE here.

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