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 helps high school students build entrepreneurial skills, and with the guidance of experienced instructors, how to actualize a business idea.

Join us online and/or on campus in Summer 2022

(Dates coming soon. Attendance for all 5 days is required)

-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

–Transform ideas into a business outline by doing fun, hands-on activities–

–Learn leadership skills from Native American business professionals–

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

–Win gift card prizes & UArizona 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 2022 (or a graduating senior May 2022)
  • Must identify as Indigenous and reside within the United States

More info and pics of NAYEP

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If you have any questions or disability accommodations (e.g., sign language interpreters, alternative formats)
please contact us.

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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