Young Millionaires Program supports 126 new business startups across PEI

Central Bedeque, PEI – Nov. 5, 2015 – The 2015 Young Millionaires Program has wrapped up another successful summer, supporting 126 new business startups across PEI.

In this the 23rd year of the Young Millionaires Program, the youth businesses ranged from services such as lawn care, dog walking and babysitting to manufacturing fashion accessories, jewelry, original artwork and everything in between.

The Young Millionaires program offers youth between the ages of 8-16 who have an interest in starting their own summer business with training, mentoring, and if needed seed money to get their business off the ground. The youth participate in a series of workshops, group selling activities and are provided with a positive interactive learning experience intended to nurture and encourage their entrepreneurial spirit.

The program is coordinated provincially by Central Development Corporation and delivered locally throughout PEI in partnership with CBDC West Prince Ventures, Active Communities Inc., Startup Charlottetown and RDEE PEI. Support for this program is provided by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Innovation PEI.

For more information on the Young Millionaires program visit www.youngmillionairesprogram.ca

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Trinity Somers, Young Millionaire and owner/operator of Trinity’s Jewelry displays her unique one-of-a-kind creations for sale.