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NNI’s Native American Youth Entrepreneurship Program

July 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - July 16, 2021 @ 2:30 pm PDT

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 high schoolers 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 via our online Zoom class. Attendance for all 5 days is required.

  • 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

JULY 12-16, 2021: 1pm-2:30pm

-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

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 2021 (or a graduating senior May 2021);
  • Must identify as Indigenous and reside within the United States

To learn more and register, visit our website at nni.arizona.edu/NAYEP.


July 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm PDT
July 16, 2021 @ 2:30 pm PDT
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