The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES)

South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce run the Young Enterprise Scheme in order to support the future young entrepreneurs of South Canterbury.

The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES), with The Lion Foundation as principal supporter, is administered in New Zealand by the Enterprise New Zealand Trust. 

The scheme is a one year experiential business programme for young people, teachers and business people. Senior secondary school students form a company, become directors and develop products and services, which they market and sell. They implement a business plan, complete an annual report and make real profit or loss. 

YES is school based and teaches skills in budgeting, planning, interpersonal relations, decision making, reporting, communications, risk management and teamwork. 

YES is available in all secondary schools and in 2020 approximately 90 students took part in the Young enterprise Scheme across the district.

Young Enterprisers: 

  • Add value to school based knowledge
  • Learn how to run a business
  • Learn value of being enterprising
  • Develop a "can do" attitude
  • Learn to take and manage risks

For more information on how to be a part of YES please contact our South Canterbury Regional Coordinator Stacey Gallagher on or phone 021 419 158

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