Applications available for YBA program

Applications available for YBA program Student and educator application forms are now available in the local high school's guidance office and business department for those interested in attending the Youth Business Adventure (YBA) 2001 program.

The 22nd annual sessions will be held June 10-15 at Black Hills State University (BHSU) in Spearfish and June 24-29 at The University of South Dakota (USD) in Vermillion.

YBA is open to current juniors interested in gaining entrepreneurial skills or who may be planning business and professional careers. The purpose of the program is to help students learn more about the Business world in a stimulating week with a variety of activities designed to prove "you can learn while having fun."

The YBA program is sponsored by the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry, a statewide business organization located in Pierre. Students and educators are sponsored through contributions from South Dakota's business community.

Participants who attended YBA 2000 from this area include: ChristopherYutrzenka, Wendy Bromwich and Chelsy Chase of Vermillion High School, and Jamie Skonhovd of Wakonda High School. Local businessman Dan Christopherson served as a loaned executive or company advisor for the week. Pat Wingen was USD Campus Chair.

While attending YBA, students will have the opportunity to compete for $500 scholarships to attend a college or technical institue of their choice in South Dakota. In addition, students and educators may gain two college credits for participation in the program.

Interested juniors and educators should contact their high school counselor or business teacher for an application form. For more information contact: sdyba@dtgnet.com or call YBA at 1-800-742-8112. If accepted, students pay only a $50 registration fee and provide their own transportation to and from the campus.

Application deadline is Feb. 15.

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