The Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy Group (YES GROUP) launched the "I Said Yes" campaign and release the nation's first policymaker guide on youth entrepreneurship on Tuesday, November 18, 2008, in Washington, DC. The event, entitled "We Say YES! To Youth Entrepreneurship Education in America's Schools: What Policymakers Can Do to Prepare Youth for the Market Economy," is focused on bringing about change in how youth are educated and empowered. The event will kick off with greetings from Stephanie Bell-Rose, President of The Goldman Sachs Foundation and Chairperson for the YES GROUP, and Peter Reiling, Aspen Institute Executive Vice President for Leadership and Seminar Programs. A distinguished panel discussed youth entrepreneurship including Alex Nock, Deputy Staff Director, U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee; David Johns, Policy Advisor, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee; and Lindsay Hunsicker, Senior Education Policy Advisor, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. These key leaders represent part of a growing movement across all sectors of society to increase youth entrepreneurship education throughout the country. "Entrepreneurship training provides at-risk youth an opportunity to learn how to function in the marketplace and strengthen their community's economy. High quality entrepreneurship training can help ensure a better quality of life for individual entrepreneurs and their communities as a whole," says House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller.
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