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Aboriginal youth entrepreneurs program coming to local schools –

May 21, 2014



The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) is one of only ten school boards in Ontario selected to partner with the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative (MAEI) to offer the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP) to its secondary school students next year.

This groundbreaking program, offered exclusively to First Nation, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students, is expanding, and in September, HSCDSB’s program will be one of only 44 MAEI-sponsored programs operating in Canada.

The program’s goals are to teach Aboriginal youth about business and entrepreneurship, encourage them to complete their high school education, and pursue post-secondary studies.

“We saw the need for a program such as AYEP for our secondary First Nation, Métis and Inuit students.  We are confident this program will provide more than a hands-on experience in the world of business.  It will provide a great learning experience and expand the horizons of these students in a relevant way,” said HSCDSB Director of Education, John Stadnyk.

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