Youth Business Adventure opportunity available for HS students & staff

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Youth Business Adventure opportunity available for HS students & staff

For 38 years, the South Dakota Youth Business Adventure has offered a business education program for high school juniors & sophomores, as well as educators in the state.


Sponsored by the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce, YBA has educated more than 6,500 students and 500 educators on business and entrepreneurship since 1980.


This year YBA will be held at the University of South Dakota from June 18-23. The deadline to apply is Monday, February 27; application can be found here.


YBA would love to have students from every South Dakota high school represented and to take part in the learning experience, which includes competitive business simulation game, speakers, on-site tours of local businesses, interview skill building activities, advertising and marketing programs and many social activities.




Benefits of Students attending YBA:

  • Two college credits
  • College scholarships
  • Educational opportunities to explore a business career
  • Networking opportunities with colleges, educators and employers in South Dakota
  • Chance to meet students from across South Dakota

Benefits of Educators attending YBA:

  • Graduate Credits fully paid for by YBA
  • $300 stipend for completion
  • Networking opportunities
  • New material to bring back to your classroom
  • YBA pays for all expenses (food and lodging) while at the program

Students may apply online at and educators may apply by emailing


Contact Jasper Diegel at or 605-224-6161 with any questions.

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