Ellis-Harper Helps Young Entrepreneurs at Opelika Middle School Establish Their Brand

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EHA is proud to have been part of the YEA! Program again this year. The Young Entrepreneur Academy is offered to 8th grade students at OMS and is sponsored by the Opelika Chamber of Commerce. This class teaches students how to start and run their own businesses, as well as instructs the students in creativity, innovation, communication and marketing. EHA supported two students, Walker Beams and Kory McCoy, in developing logos for their business. Walker developed a fishing glove that protects fishermen’s hands from cuts and getting infected. Kory is working to build a t-shirt company that offers affordable t-shirt designs, while giving back to various charities. Both students did an outstanding job with their business plans and presentation to the investor panel. Nineteen students presented and were awarded a total of $8,000 in start-up funds. Ellis-Harper loves what this program offers to our young people. Watch out world, there are some amazing kids coming out of the Opelika City School System. (Shown in photo are Walker Beams and Kory McCoy)

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