#687 – CEO Program Celebrates 10 Years!

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CEO Program Celebrates 10 Years!    

The CEO program (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) recently celebrated their 10th year! The Effingham, IL CEO program began in the fall of 2008. Since that time, the program has expanded to 39 classes involving 168 schools in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Colorado. An additional six classes will begin this fall, bringing to total classes to 45.

The CEO program is a year-long high school course designed to utilize partnerships that provide an overview of business development and processes. Students must submit a written request for admission, letters of recommendation, and complete an entrepreneurial profile. The class meets in local businesses and welcome 5-60 guest speakers throughout the year. CEO mentors provide real-life learning experience and guidance. AND local business partners fund the program!

Agracel is proud to be a 10-year CEO investor, providing support for two local programs. We are excited to see the continued growth of the program!