Central Illinois CEO Program

The CEO program is designed to empower students to find their passion and learn the life skills needed to start and run a business, while exposing them to the leaders and opportunities within their community.

Entrepreneurship education seeks to prepare people, especially youth, to be responsible, enterprising individuals who become entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial thinkers and contribute to economic development and sustainable communities. The CEO program is much more than a textbook course. Rather, students are immersed in real life learning experiences with the opportunity to take risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes.