It's recruiting time for a central Illinois high school entrepreneurship program.
Lisa Shepard is the Facilitator of the Sangamon Valley CEO program that invites students from Monticello, Bement, DeLand-Weldon, Argenta-Oreana, and Cerro Gordo to learn the ins and outs of owning and operating a business.
Shepard has four students in this year's class with three being from Monticello and one from Argenta-Oreana. She says while they like to have a more diverse representation of students, COVID hurt their recruiting efforts last year but they have recently been able to get back into the other schools and promote the program among juniors in its blueprint.
On the WHOW Morning Show Thursday, Shepard encouraged anyone with a slight interest in the program to apply and at least learn more about the program. She believes it is a great program even if your student may not have the inspiration to be a future business owner.
Visit sangamonvalleyceo.com for the application for the upcoming school year and to learn more about the program.