CEO is for Everybody. Kankakee County CEO Program

CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) is based on the successful program in Effingham, IL.

CEO is entrepreneurship-based and utilizes experimental learning as a means for delivering content.  

The CEO program:

  • Is funded by business investors
  • Is open to high school juniors and seniors
  • Selects students through a rigorous application process
  • Serves students from public and private high schools
  • Meets for 90 minutes each day
  • Provides 2 high school credits
  • Utilizes area businesses as classrooms
  • Visits 30-50 area businesses each year
  • Hosts 30-40 guest speakers each year
  • Emphasizes 21st century Learning skills
  • Provides the opportunity for each student to start their own business
  • Provides a mentor from the business community for each CEO student
  • Hosts an annual trade show to showcase student businesses

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