Sangamon CEO is an innovative and exciting program open to high school seniors in Sangamon County. Sangamon CEO, Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities, is a joint effort between local businesses and school districts. It is a competitive application process where students apply during the spring semester of their junior year. Students who are accepted participate in real-world experiences that utilize their learning to create an actual business. The class meets Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to 9:00 am, at local businesses where the business owners share their knowledge and experiences. From their learning, students create business, marketing plans, financial projections, logos and brands which they present to bankers. Students then market their businesses, and sell their products or services at a local trade show.
The program is an accredited, dual credit, high school course that allows students to experience the challenges and rewards of running a business. To find out more about this outstanding program, click on the banner above.