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JA Looking for Driven Youth

DYI LogoOne of the key elements in a successful career is simply the willingness to say yes– to new opportunities, new challenges, new experiences. That willingness is what separates those who talk from those who do.

We’ve got an amazing opportunity for Lincoln high school students who have that willingness, accompanied by the motivation and drive to succeed. Now in its third year, Driven Youth Invitational is a 7-week intensive program that gives students the knowledge and insight they need to compete and succeed in today’s economy.

Over 7 Tuesday evenings, they’ll be mentored by some of Lincoln’s most successful and inspirational entrepreneurs, learning how they turned their passions into careers. Students will develop business ideas, learn how to do market research, and finally compose their very own business plans. At the end of the session, one of the students will walk away with a $500 scholarship from Nelnet! And did we mention that it’s all FREE?

Here’s this year’s line-up of speakers. It’s an impressive group!

  • Nick Bock- Co-Founder and CEO, Five Nines Technology Group
  • Jay Wilkinson – Founder and CEO, Firespring
  • Blake Lawrence – Founder, Hurrdat and opendorse
  • Stephanie Jarret – Co-Founder and CMO, Bulu Box
  • Collin Caneva – Co-Founder and CEO, Gear Five Studio
  • Mailani Veney- Lincoln Industries & Jazzercise

DYI is free to any interested high school student. Space is limited, so students need to act now! Classes start on February 4, and continue on Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm-7:30pm through March 25. DYI is held at Kaplan University, 1821 K St #106/108 in Lincoln.

If you know a high school student who could benefit from this unique opportunity, please pass this information on to them. Regardless of their career goals, the tools they’ll take away from DYI will help them get there!. For more information or to sign up, students can visit or click here.

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