Native American Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Are you interested in being your own boss
and making your own money?

Do you have a product or service idea you'd
like to turn into a business?

NNI’s Native American Youth Entrepreneurship Program will help you build entrepreneurial skills and teach you how to plan out your own business idea. With the guidance of highly qualified instructors, you will learn the basics of what is needed to jump start your business idea.

Join us for a FREE Online Youth Entrepreneurship Session via Zoom

High school aged youth can choose 1 session (attendance for all 5 days is required)

June 8-12, 2020 June 22-26, 2020

1:00-2:00PM PST

1:00-2:00PM PST

-DAY 1- -DAY 2- -DAY 3- -DAY 4- -DAY 5-
What Is Entrepreneurship? Defining Your Product/Service Marketing &
Your Target Market
The Costs of
Doing Business
Speed Pitch

– Participate in fun, hands-on online activities –

– Transform ideas into a business outline –

– Gain leadership skills –

– Meet with Native American business professionals –

– Collaborate with students from Native nations from across the U.S. –

– Win gift card prizes & University of Arizona swag –

Technology Required:

  • A computer or mobile device with a reliable internet connection | Note: Mobile devices (smart phones, tablets) are supported but may not be ideal for required assignments.
  • Up-to-date Internet browser
  • Headphones, earbuds or speakers
  • Webcam and microphone
  • Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel, and Power Point) or access to the Google online suite


  • Must be a student in high school grades 9-12 as of fall 2020 (or a graduating senior 2020);
  • Must identify as Indigenous and reside within the United States


June 5, 2020 (Session 1) June 19, 2020 (Session 2)

Space is limited, so register early!


If you have any questions or disability accommodations (e.g., sign language interpreters, alternative formats)
please contact Mona Nozhackum as soon as possible.

More info and pics of NAYEP 2019

The aim of NAYEP is to foster skills to encourage private-sector development in Indian Country by teaching high-school youth the basics of economics, computer skills, strategies for success, and business-plan preparation.
NAYEP is made possible by generous support from the Udall Foundation.


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