About the organisation
Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) is a well-connected charity with 40 years of experience. YES continues to be at the forefront of enterprise engagement with young people aged 5 to 30 years old from all backgrounds across Scotland.
Their mission continues to be to inspire young people to learn and succeed through enterprise. YES strives to set high standards whilst being creative in approach.
Whilst expanding the opportunities for learning, all activities are guaranteed to fit their mission of “inspiring young people to learn and succeed through enterprise” whilst adhering to its guiding principle to encourage “learning by doing.”
YES has a very strong set of values which are entwined with what they encourage and promote:
The Fiver Challenge provides a highly interactive, fun way of introducing financial numeracy, resilience and teamwork in learning for primary school pupils. Pupils have 1 month to set up a mini-business and create a product or service they can then sell or deliver at a profit plus an opportunity to engage with their local community.
Learners will be introduced to the original entrepreneurs as part of the Scottish Inventors Challenge.
In groups, learners will research a number of Scottish Inventors. Working collaboratively, they will reach consensus on a single entrepreneur on which to base their project. The project will include a competition element with a highly creative focus as well as presentations to their peers.
Tenner Challenge provides a highly interactive way for students to develop key skills including creativity, resilience, and problem solving, using real money to take calculated risks in business. Students (11-19years) are pledged £10 each and have one month to set up a business – coming up with an idea of a product or service they can sell and gain first-hand experience of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur.
Students spend a whole day analysing modern effects on the High Street and understand what the problems facing retailers are. They are tasked with establishing a store to improve employment opportunities the area’s appearance. They will develop product ideas, promotional strategy and create their ‘elevator pitch’.
Enterprise: Life & Work is designed to inspire and interest young people in entrepreneurship. Over 12 weeks, young people will be taken through the process of developing a business idea, assessing what needs to happen to make it work, and through the process to actually selling a product.
The Company Programme is the ultimate business and enterprise experience for S5/S6 pupils in schools across Scotland. The pupils set-up and run their own company through the academic year with support from local business volunteers and Young Enterprise Scotland staff. They develop a wide range of skills and receive an invaluable entrepreneurial experience. At the end of the academic year, the young companies compete on a local, regional, national and European level to be crowned Company of the Year.
Tel: 0141 406 7722
Young Enterprise Scotland
Rouken Glen Centre
Rouken Glen Park