This year our YMP Celebration Night was held at the Rodd Mill River resort on August 30, 2012. Close to 100 participants, family members, sponsors and officials were in attendance.
Upon arrival, guests mingled and enjoyed pizza. Treats were provided by three of the YMP participants; Mariah Murphy, Olivia Batten and Grainnë Gilks. Mariah provided cupcakes and “Want Some Lemonade” (Olivia and Grainnë) provided drinks.
The evening’s Master of Ceremonies was YMP coordinator Taylore Matheson. David Gamble spoke on behalf of Resources West. Inc. Ernie Hudson spoke on behalf of the Honorable Gail Shea representing funding partner ACOA, and MLA, Pat Murphy, spoke on behalf of funding partner The Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning.
All participants have presented a brief speech about their summer accomplishments and experiences within the program which entertained and informed the audience. Following the speeches the participants were presented with a program certificate and then rushed off to the Aquaplex to continue the fun swimming.
Resources west would like to thank all the participants and their supporting families for another great summer of Entrepreneurship and learning. Check back in early October for an announcement on our YMP participant of the year.
Celebration Night Thursday Aug 30th
Young Millionaires Celebration Night is this thursday beginning at 6pm. If you have not yet confirmed your attendance call today at 853-4555 so we can ensure we have enough pizza and cake for all Looking forward to hearing speeches of all participants about their experiences running businesses this summer.
Public Speaking Workshop
Today Resources West hosted the 4th and final workshop in the series for Young Millionaire Participants at the Rural Action Centre In Alberton. Participants were prepped to prepare speeches for the upcoming Celebration Night which will take place this year at the Rodd Mill River Resort on Thursday August 30th.
Participants Receive 20th Anniversary T-Shirts
Look for Young Millionaire Participants across Western PEI this summer selling their wares as they proudly display their T-Shirts identifying them as member’s of the program in this it’s 20th Year. Any Young Millionaire Participants who have not yet received your shirt call Resources West at 853-4555 today and we will arrange a pickup.
Young Millionaires in Full Throttle
Participants are enthusiastic, selling, and celebrating the program’s 20th anniversary. The participants will be attending three community events this month to proudly display their businesses to their communities. You will find the group at the following events: the Potato Blossom Festival (Saturday, July 21), the Prince County Exhibition (Saturday, July 28), and the Alberton Town Market (also Saturday, July 28). Happy 20th Anniversary YMP! Check out our Facebook Fan Page for updates as well!
Great Local Support
Resources West would like to thank the following organizations for their amazing support this summer with the Young Millionaires program – Évangéline-Central Credit Union, Tignish Co-op, Vinny’s Take-out, Greco Pizza, PennySaver, O’Leary Guardian Drugs, Foodland, Holland College, and West Prince Auto Glass. Your contribution is truly appreciated!
Make-Up Workshop Date Set
A make-up workshop will be held Tuesday, July 3, for those who have missed a workshop this month. The evening will consist of cheque presentation to those who have not yet received their grant money and cover information required to complete the business plan. The workshop will be held from 4:00-6:30pm. See you there!
Young Millionaires Newsletter Week 2
If you missed this weeks workshop, or can’t remember what you need to have ready for next week, check out the latest newsletter here Don’t forget to contact Taylore by Friday morning with your supplies list so she can ensure that you will receive your cheque next week on schedule.
Week One of Workshops Complete
Program Coordinator, Taylore Matheson, is proud to say that week one of workshops is successfully complete. Participants were set and ready to learn as the first class introduced the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Next weeks workshops will consist of brain teaser activities, marketing and marketing research, and learning about descriptive writing. Stay tuned for more workshop information!
Acceptance Letters Mailed!
YMP is moving along as the program acceptance letters have officially been mailed. Workshops will begin next week and will be held at Holland College in Alberton. As this year has brought an abundance of applications, there will be two workshop sections -Tuesday and Thursday night. Be sure to check your mail for information on your section!
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Application Deadline Set for Young Millionaires Program
The deadline for applying to this year’s Young Millionaires Program is set at 4:30 pm May 31st. Resources West can accommodate a maximum of 50 participants for this the 20th anniversary of this rewarding program. The first week of June participants will be selected and the successful applicants will begin their business skills workshops the week of June 11th.
If you know of a youth between the ages of 9-15 who is interested in applying contact Taylore Matheson at 853-4555 for more information or apply online here.
RW Introduces 2012 YM Coordinator
Resources West, Alberton, is happy to introduce Taylore Matheson as this summer’s Young Millionaires Program coordinator. The program is now underway and celebrating its 20th season. Matheson, a fourth year Business student at the University of New Brunswick, is a veteran to the program herself as she was once a participant, “I am very excited to try this program from the other side, see the new ideas to come, and even test my own knowledge in the field of business”.
The Young Millionaires Program encourages young students to develop their entrepreneurial skills by operating their own businesses throughout the summer. It is a great opportunity to develop new skills and meet a variety of people, all while having some fun in the process.
To learn more about the Young Millionaires Program 2012, please contact Taylore at Resources West by phone: 853-4555 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available online through the program website at www.resourceswest.pe.ca.