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Offered at Sutherland Secondary School and Windsor Secondary School, for grade 11 and 12 students with an interest in business or who have an entrepreneurial spirit.


The Young Entrepreneurship and Leadership Launchpad (YELL) provides students with the keys to success in business; wide scope of business in a real-world setting. Students earn course credits toward graduation while working with teachers and business and community leaders to design a student-led business. The course connects students with some of the top entrepreneurial talent in the lower mainland and students will compete in a Venture Challenge in the spring.

YELL is currently hosted at Sutherland Secondary School and Windsor Secondary School, with a proposed expansion site at Handsworth Secondary School. The course is run outside of the regular timetable on Monday evenings for 2.5 hours and is split into three semesters: Business Accelerator, Idea Incubator and a Venture Challenge.


In January, students break into mentorship groups, working towards the “Venture Presentation Night,” where they will share their business ideas.

To register:
Please complete the attached registration form and supporting documents as outlined in the registration form. Please submit your application no later than March 3rd, 2017. Please email any further questions to Ms. Sihota or Mr. Nevison.

For more information:


James Nevison
Sutherland Secondary School

Brooke Sihota 
Windsor Secondary School