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Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy

The Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy (YES)  aims to equip young people aged 5-25 with entrepreneurial skills and attitudes to raise their aspirations, so they can fulfil their potential whatever they choose to do.

YES has four key audiences:  Young people are the main focus with education, business and the community all with crucial roles to support them.

Our vision

To develop and nurture self-sufficient, entrepreneurial young people in all communities across Wales, who will contribute positively to economic and social success.

YES was launched in 2004 to provide a structure and focus for entrepreneurship education in Wales.  The actions in the original strategy covered the period 2004-09.

The YES Action Plan 2010-15 takes the agenda forward with three delivery themes :

1.      Engaging : Promoting the value of entrepreneurship to create opportunities and develop young people

2.      Empowering : Providing young people with entrepreneurial learning opportunities

3.      Equipping : Supporting young people to create and grow businesses

An important strength of YES is the collaboration and support of partners across Wales.  The revised Action Plan was developed following an extensive consultation process during 2009-10 and it is crucial that the public, private and voluntary sectors take ownership of the vision itself and actions proposed.

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Since the launch of the YES Action Plan in November 2010, much work has been undertaken to deliver upon the main actions.

Download the YES Annual Report 2010-11

Download the YES Annual Report 2011-12 

Download the YES Annual Report 2012-13

Download the YES Annual Report 2013-14

Download the YES Annual Report 2014-15 


Original 2004 Strategy : 

Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy 2004 Document



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