The Youth Venture Project is a program designed to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation through schools, daycares and youth groups. This new program consists of 5 facilitated workshops (1 hour) and a curriculum package to guide teachers/educators to continue the project beyond the 5 workshops, integrating the project into their specific classroom or groups learning outcomes and objectives.

Across the 5 sessions, youth will be introduced to business and entrepreneurship, learn how to turn problems into ideas, develop and execute their business projects, and showcase their results to peers. Youth will benefit from real hands-on experience with entrepreneurship and are provided a platform where they can test their creativity and innovation.

Session breakdown:

  • Session 1: introducing entrepreneurship
  • Post Session 1: Developing business ideas
  • Session 2: Business planning
  • Post Session 2: Refining your business ideas
  • Session 3: Branding your business
  • Post Session 3: Preparing for launch
  • Session 4: Launching your business
  • Post Session 4: Launching your business
  • Session 5: Showcasing your results

The format:

This program consists of 5 workshops (1 hour) facilitated by CEED’s Youth Entrepreneurship team, and 4 in-between workshop curriculum packages which provides teachers/educators with activities, questions, and homework they can use to continue the conversation and help youth develop their business projects. Participating youth will work in groups to identify a business venture they can develop, seeing it through from ideation to execution with support from their school, daycare or youth group.

What makes this program impactful?

This program provides real entrepreneurial experience. It is more than just a single project, it is an ongoing conversation about how to act upon creativity and innovation with a business mindset. At the end of this program, participating youth will leave with the following:
  • Knowledge on what entrepreneurship is about
  • Idea generation skills
  • Developed oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to create, follow and adapt a plan
  • Understanding of how to utilise creativity and innovation in a real world setting
  • Financial literacy skills
  • A stronger community mindset
  • Development in many key entrepreneurial skills such as:
    • Teamwork
    • Leadership
    • Risk-taking
    • Critical-thinking
    • Problem-solving

Additional details:

Program Legnth: Flexible depending on scheduling availability of CEED and participating organizations
Recommended Age Group: Recommended & Adaptable for ages between 10 to 18 years old
Delivery: Deliverable both virtually (across Nova Scotia) or in-person (to communities within HRM)

General inquiries:

Unsure if the Youth Venture Project is the right program for your classroom/group? Want to speak with CEED’s Youth Entrepreneurship Team to learn more? Contact us at and we’d be glad to assist you.

Want a sample of what CEED can bring to your classroom/group? CEED offers single session Youth Entrepreneurship Workshops covering a variety of key entrepreneurial skill building. Visit our Youth Entrepreneurship Workshops Webpage to learn more.

How to apply for your own Youth Venture Project:

Ready to provide an experience for youth that will stick with their skill sets for years to come? Please complete the Youth Venture Project Request Form below, and our Youth Entrepreneurship team will be in touch with more information.
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