Indigenous Youth Entrepreneurship Program
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During the program, students gain an in-depth understanding of how to develop a business that takes them from researching Indigenous entrepreneurs and exploring the business community to developing a business plan. In the process, they learn about innovation and creation, accounting, cost-price analysis, financial literacy, marketing, e-commerce, and ultimately how to bring their products and services to market. In addition, the program provides students with rich experiential opportunities.
We believe the path to success begins when all students have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
In 2007, MFI launched IYEP to introduce Indigenous high-school students to business opportunities within the Canadian economy. The curriculum teaches students how to nurture their entrepreneurial spirit as well as improve their financial literacy and communication skills, and gives them an opportunity to explore a variety of post-secondary options. But at the heart of the program is a simple hope: that students leave with strengthened self-confidence and belief in their own potential.
Explore MFI’s virtual learning hub called The Training & Resources for Early Education & Schools (TREES) Network. TREES is a space for delivering and accessing culturally appropriate training, professional development, resources, supportive circles and peer mentorship opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous learning professionals working with Indigenous children, students and families.