USD will host second YBA session June 20-25 Black Hills State University in Spearfish is hosting the first session of the 25th annual Youth Business Adventure (YBA) program that began June 6.
The second YBA session will he held June 20-25 on the campus of The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, with 170 seniors, 14 business executives and 14 educators. Students will spend the week gaining vital information about the business world from those who work and live in that world.
Local students participating in the sessions include Jeanie Stockland from Wakonda High School; and Brad Schaack and Jason Welk from Vermillion High School.
The S.D. Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a statewide business organization located in Pierre, has sponsored YBA since 1980. The program is funded through contributions from SDCCI members and other South Dakota businesses and individuals.
According to YBA Executive Director Sylvia Moisan, YBA is structured to help students learn through a variety of speakers, tours of area businesses, and interactive activities, designed to prove you can learn while having fun. Students will also be able to gain college credits for participation in the week-long program.
While attending YBA, students will have the opportunity to compete for one of the $500 matched scholarships offered by the YBA program to attend a South Dakota college or technical institute of their choice.