A new 4-H group will introduce Wallowa County teens from age 14 -18 to the business world. As part of the Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP), teens will participate in hands-on activities and meet local entrepreneurs who will share their secrets to business success. Youth will have the chance to create their own businesses, and win cash for start-up. The group will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. from Sept. 19 through Dec. 1 and is limited to 15 participants. Youth can sign up until Sept. 15.

"YEP is not just about learning to start a business, it is about creativity, new ideas, and independent thinking," said group leader Heather Gurewitz.

Anyone interested should contact the Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) at 426-3598. NEOEDD is sponsoring YEP along with Rural Development Initiatives, Wallowa County 4-H, the Oregon State Employment Department, local entrepreneurs and the Kellogg Foundation.

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