What Happens When Students Run a Company?

“I learned more life lessons in this one class than in my whole high school experience.”

VE Student from the Student Exit Survey

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175,000

Students Served Since 1996

16,500

Students per Year

7,000

Practice Enterprises Worldwide

“This class requires more creativity and ingenuity than my other classes. You’re really forced to think outside the box.”

VE Student from the Student Exit Survey

Student Successes

“I was allowed to share my ideas more openly and honestly, we got to actually experience what it’s like to be a part of a business rather than just sitting in a classroom and taking notes about it.”

VE Student from the Student Exit Survey

Alumni

Etsio Flores receives the Joseph P. Delaney Alumni Award at the 2020 VEI Gala

Adam Yafei, Audit Senior at Deloitte & Touche LLP, is presented with the Joseph P. Delaney Alumni Award at the 2018 VEI Gala

VE’s 4th annual Gala, where several current and former VE students played key roles

Student Work

iKOMO, 1st Place presentation at the 2019 National Business Plan Competition

8th Grade VE-JV Students creating their company, Vitra Vision

Brooklyn’s Sweet N Savory Catering at 2016 Youth Business Summit

Opportunities

Thanks to HSBC, four schools earned free trips to VE’s annual Youth Business Summit

Bellevue East High School started their VE program at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year and are running the first VE program in Nebraska

Intuit has provided mentorship to students, inviting students from James Logan High School in Union City, California to connect with business leaders at their QuickBooks Connect event in San Jose

In the News

“It requires much more time and team-building with classmates who then become family. It makes us confident and outgoing without being nervous but rather excited to meet new people.”

VE Student from the Student Exit Survey

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In Social Media

“Less of a class and more of training for real life jobs and experiences.”

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