Young Enterprise is a not-for-profit business and enterprise education charity in the United Kingdom.
Their mission is:
"To inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise"
Since 1996, many local businesses have worked with Young Enterprise to share their expertise with students. Employees in local businesses become classroom volunteers to teach business and enterprise orientated lessons to students. The enterprise programmes are offered to young people between the ages of 4 and 25 years.
All of the programmes are fully mapped to the NI Curriculum and help to deliver core elements of Learning for Life and Work. The courses also contribute to Business Studies, Mathematics, Careers and help to improve pupils communication and team working skills.
In Cullybackey High School all pupils from Year 9 to Year 12 participate in Young Enterprise Programmes.
YE Nine (December)
Students learn through participation in group activities what it means to be enterprising and explore the role of the entrepreneur.
Project Business (Year 10) (October)
Students gain a practical, activity-based insight into business life through sharing the real life experiences of a local business advisor.
Learn to Earn (Year 11) (November)
Students examine various careers and the direct link between their education and future financial success.
Personal Economics (Year 12) (February)
Students focus on financial skills such as budgeting, financial planning and personal risk management. They will be encouraged to understand and take responsibility for the impact of financial decisions on their everyday lives.