The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) is an experiential programme where students set up and run a real business. Each YES company creates their own product or service and brings this to market. Through The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme, students will learn about business, develop a range of skills and create networks in their community.
YES can be delivered as a timetabled course, or as an extracurricular option. YES is commonly used as a vehicle to deliver Business Studies Achievement Standards at Levels 2 and 3. Other qualification options include the YE certificate (NZQA recognised), NZIM paper 836 or Achievement Standards from another learning area.
All students partake in a national competition with a $25,000 prize pool as well as regional awards and cash prizes and tertiary scholarships. YES students have opportunities to attend national business competitions and events and maintain business networks through the YES alumni and business incubator programmes.