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Reboot Rural with Youth Entrepreneurship

June 5, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Energizing young people about living and doing business in their hometowns is a top priority for rural Missouri communities, which struggle with declining and aging populations. Youth entrepreneurship programs are a great way turn local kids on to local business opportunities while also preparing them for success wherever they go and whatever they do. 

Tune into this START HERE webinar to see how youth entrepreneurship programs work, explore success stories, and learn about resources that can help. 



Presenters Mark Cowsert and Aaron Banks will bring us insights and expertise from their work building and supporting youth entrepreneurship programing through the Missouri AfterSchool Network.  

Mark Cowsert is the Associate Director of Policy and Partnerships at the Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN). With nearly 40 years of work experience in youth development, higher education administration, vocational ministry and advancement, Mark is passionate about helping students discover and pursue their future hopes and dreams.

Aaron Banks is the Career Awareness & Post-Secondary (CAPSA) and Entrepreneurship Coordinator at the Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN). He has over 25 years of work experience that has included teaching, writing, career education curriculum, and building a business from the ground up. Specializing in career attainment and entrepreneurship education, Aaron uses his experience to aid afterschool programs in introducing these future-ready initiatives to out of schooltime students.


June 5, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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