Sidney Public School Students Participate in INVENTURE Day
April 20, 2022
Sidney, NE – Entrepreneurship is crucial to the economic vitality of all communities. Research shows that educational programs focused on non-cognitive entrepreneurial skills are best developed at an early age and have spill-over effects to subsequent entrepreneurial knowledge and skill development in later years. The Nebraska Extension Y.E.B.O (Youth Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities) Issue Team recognized the need for such educational programs and created a new program in 2016 called INVENTURE Day.
On March 3, 2022 Nebraska Extension hosted INVENTURE Day for all Sidney Public School 5th and 6th graders. The experience featured innovation and creation as teams of youth developed their own unique business ideas around a given widget (an unknown item). Teams moved through the INVENTURE factory stations completing challenges to help cultivate their business idea. At the end of the assembly line, teams pitched their idea to a panel of judges in the quick pitch competition.
The INVENTURE Day program was sponsored by the Cheyenne County Farm Bureau and Sidney Public Schools. Nebraska Extension would also like to recognize the community mentors and Sidney Public Schools Staff who provided each team with guidance and assistance throughout the experience, as well as the judges who listened to the team presentations and were tasked with choosing the winners.