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Entrepreneurship Camp for Saguache Students
What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s an age-old question!
But thinking about the answer to that question when you have your whole life ahead of you can be exciting. And so it will go for students from Mountain Valley School in Saguache this week as they participate in a three-day Entrepreneurship Camp.
As part of HEART of Saguache/KV Student to Career Pathway Initiative, 8th -12th grade students will participate in the program from Thursday – Saturday, Oct. 4 – 5 at Mountain Valley School.
Then on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 2:30 -3:30 p.m. the Entrepreneurship Camp Business Presentation will take place, including the awarding of certificates. Members of the public are invited to come out and support the students, and hear the business presentations that they will have developed during the workshop.
The Entrepreneurship Camp is sponsored by HEART of Saguache/KV, Mountain Valley School and Youth Engagement Expert, Craig Schroeder. For more information please contact Stacey Amos Holden, HEART of Saguache/KV. (719) 849 0957
About the expert . . . .
Craig Schroeder grew up on his family’s farm near Holbrook in southwest Nebraska, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1986. In 1989, after an early career in international agriculture trade, Schroeder and his new bride, Dawn, a Los Angeles native, moved back to his hometown of 223 people and experienced firsthand what it is like for a farm boy to come home and a city girl to move to the country.
This decision resulted in an 11-year experiment in young adult recruitment and rural revitalization emerging from the eighties agricultural crisis. Schroeder’s work during this period included the conversion of his former high school into a regional business incubator that has also served as home base for GROW Nebraska for the past two decades.
Schroeder has committed his career to helping rural communities create more prosperous futures; working as a local economic developer, rural telecommunications policy leader, Executive Director of the Nebraska Rural Development Commission, Senior Fellow with the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, and President of the Heartland Center for Leadership Development. He has also served on several prominent state and national rural development boards and commissions during his career.
Schroeder’s work extends across 47 states involving well over 40,000 youth, and in Canada, Australia and Russia, helping community leaders, educators and economic development professionals implement effective youth engagement, workforce development and entrepreneurship strategies. And this week, he will be in Saguache working with students from Mountain Valley Schools! The results will be exciting – see you on Saturday!
Chimney Choir Concert at Everson Ranch
As the seasons slowly shift, threatening to send everyone indoors for the colder months, this Saturday, Oct. 14 friends and neighbors will have another opportunity to enjoy the harvest season and the company of good friends and neighbors.
A Chimney Choir Concert and Picnic is planned at the historic Everson Ranch, as caretakers’ Scott and Cynthia bring together folks from the San Luis Valley (and beyond!) for some enjoyment, as well as raise some money for some of the 150-year-old homestead’s programs.
Come and join the celebration this Saturday, Oct. 14, from 2 – 4 p.m. Join them in the picturesque front yard of the the ranch house for great music under the big tent. Bring your own picnic-food and drink, blankets or chairs, they will provide the live music by one of their favorite bands: Chimney Choir.
There is a suggested donation of $10 per person which will benefit the Everson Ranch program. This concert is open to the public. Bring friends and family. No tickets necessary. Of course, an RSVP is always helpful. Call Scott at 719-298-7411.