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Young Enretpeneurs Society extends invitation to Guilford and Milo youth

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 166, No. 48, December 01, 2004
Students gain real-life experience by operating Printing Pals, a graphic design business

DOVER-FOXCROFT The Young Entrepreneurs' Society (YES), a free after school program in Dover-Foxcroft for 12-15 year olds, invites middle school students from Penquis Valley Middle School and Piscataquis Community Middle School to participate in a variety of fun and educational activities.

Operated by Penquis Community Action Program, YES helps youth build on aspirations which promote the spirit of entrepreneurship and leadership. Students gain real life experience by operating Printing Pals, a graphic design business in which youth design newspaper advertisements, brochures, invitations, business cards, fliers and business tags for nonprofits and businesses. Students take orders, meet with potential clients to get the necessary information, design the project, deliver the product and produce an invoice.

In addition to operating Printing Pals, students undertake community service projects and take part in a variety of field trips, educational workshops and other events which are based upon the interests of the group.

The program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and is provided at no cost to participants. A grant from the Maine Community Foundation, Saxifrage Fund is underwriting the costs of transportation to and from the program. For more information, call Penquis CAP at 564-7116.

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