The students taking part in the inaugural Sangamon Valley CEO Program are wrapping up their first semester.
The semester comes to a close this week and students from Argenta-Oreana, Bement, Cerro Gordo, and Monticello make up the first year Sangamon Valley CEO program introducing them to the local business world. Monticello senior Briggs Fultz says it has been great to hear from local business leaders and see their business through their site visits.
Argenta-Oreana senior Jillian Daley says going through the CEO program has given her a lot of confidence and she feels that comes from being around business leaders with a great deal of confidence.
Eric Kessler from Monticello High School says the program has not been much at all like he thought it would be. He says the site visits, presentations, and hands-on experiences they are getting has surpassed his expectations.
The group meets at various places approximately three days a week and Mason Walker from Cerro Gordo High School indicates the rest of the time they spent planning an event for February.
Coming out of the winter break, the students will start their own businesses.
You can follow the happenings of the Sangamon Valley CEO program by finding them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or SnapChat or visit sangamonvalleyceo.com.
The program is 100-percent funded through community investors and is zero cost to the school districts.