YEC -- Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge


2020 YEC

We are SO excited!  The dates have been set and we're ready to host our own YEC this year!  Important dates to remember:  Registration is due by Monday, January 13th, 2020.  Executive Summaries are due by Monday, February 3, 2020.  And the MAIN EVENT....will be held on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020.  More details will be posted soon -- like location and time for the challenge on February 12th.  


Network Kansas as really worked hard to make the YEC experience a good experience!  Everything can be accessed through the YEC Portal by going to 

They also have an extensive selection of samples and videos to assist students in preparing for the YEC.

What IS YEC?

YEC is AWESOME!  Yes, it is an opportunity for students 7-12 at HCHS to win some seriously big bucks, but it is ALSO an opportunity for them to learn and hone some even more seriously-big life lessons and  develop their entrepreneurial thinking skills!  

Lastly, winning students will go on to the STATE Competition at Kansas State University (where there is even BIGGER money at stake)  and ALSO win some much-needed funding for their home school!

Mentors Available

In addition to teachers at school and the Economic Development Director, we have a network of enthusiastic mentors who are willing to work with YEC participants.  Just ask!  Contact Lea Ann at 620.357.8831 for more information.

Funding Available

Hg County Economic Development has limited funding available to assist students with their YEC projects if needed.  Contact Lea Ann at 620.357.8831 for more information.