The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) is an opportunity for students to unleash their inner entrepreneur and experience the start-up world first-hand. It is an experiential programme where students set up and run a real business. Each YES company creates their own product or service and brings this to market.
Level 1 Business Studies
Level 2 Business Studies
Level 3 Business Studies
Through The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme, students will:
There are four YES challenges that each company needs to complete:
If 2024 will be your first year teaching the Young Enterprise Scheme, please email us here so we can get you set up. Existing teachers will be able to enroll students for 2024 via your teachers' dashboard from the beginning of February.
You can deliver YES as a timetabled course, or as an extracurricular option. YES is commonly used as a vehicle to deliver Business Studies Achievement Standards at Levels 2 and 3. All students who complete YES will receive the YES micro-credential.
There is over $20,000 in the national prize pool as well as regional awards, cash prizes and tertiary scholarships. YES students have opportunities to attend national business competitions, events and go on partner programmes.
"The Young Enterprise Scheme has had a huge impact on the students at Aparima College. This is our third year of running the scheme, and we have junior students eager to participate in future years. I would recommend the Young Enterprise Scheme to schools of all sizes and deciles."