International Youth Entrepreneurship Comptetion San Diego County

San Diego, Calif. – April 24, 2013 – The California Foundation fund at Alliant International University will host a three-day entrepreneurial training and student competition, the International Youth Entrepreneurship Program – Synthesized (YEPS), April 24nd -26th of 2013 at Alliant International University San Diego Campus.


30 high school students will be selected

Open to all San Diego High School Seniors

Learn why it pays to be your own boss!

The Youth Entrepreneurship Program – Synthesized [YEPS] is a project based entrepreneurial training and student competition. YEPS is designed for high school seniors to learn how to turn their interest and hobbies into a profitable business venture.

Professors from Alliant International University teach students a variety of relevant business practices focusing on aspects such as:

  • Establishing entrepreneurial goals
  • Understanding leadership roles
  • Professional networking
  • Business plan development
  • Making public presentations

YEPS curriculum focuses on two critical components – leadership and entrepreneurship training. During the leadership development portion of the training, students must assess and evaluate their level of commitment, discipline and personal values in relation to achieving success in life and business.

As students go through the academic components, they develop a viable business idea and business plan which is presented to a panel of judges. Winning students will be awarded a scholarship, iPad tablet and are invited to participate in the YEPS business implementation phase. This phase mentors students to help them start and manage their business venture.

YEPS is a free program that helps students develop ethical business values while providing a channel to help entrepreneurs start a business.

About Alliant International University
Alliant International University is a WASC accredited private, non-profit university that emphasizes the practical application of theory and research to prepare students for professional careers in psychology and mental health, education, business and management, international affairs, forensic studies and law. Created in 2001 by the merger of two legacy institutions, its combined institutional history in higher education dates back over 100 years. Headquartered in San Diego and San Francisco, Alliant has additional campuses in Los Angeles, Irvine, Fresno, Sacramento and Mexico City with accredited programs in Hong Kong and Tokyo. For more details, visit

About the California Foundation Fund
The California Foundation Fund (CAFF), is an independent non-profit corporation who’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty for the State’s low-income population. CAFF’s team of executives in educational management, behavioral science, research and financial industries develop and execute a narrow set of high impact and replicable financial education programs within culturally similar communities. CAFF provides financial educators the tools and training required to deliver personal finance and business management instruction. CAFF fosters collaboration between community based organizations and education institutions to improve and track financial literacy efforts. CAFF’s current programs in financial capacity research, youth entrepreneurship and financial literacy instructor certification were created with the support and supervision of the California Financial Curriculum Council (CFCC). CFCC is a standards board created by CAFF to help expand and enhance financial literacy.

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