- Mining The Riches-A workshop where students learned about preparing for careers and professions that were already on the map. Finding their talents, gifts, abilities and matching them with professions. Friends from Area Health Education & Texas Workforce Commission were present. (Karina & Remelle)
- Creating Your Own Treasure-A workshop where students learned about designing your own dream jobs that weren't necessarily on the map using entreprenual opportunities. Entrepreneurs shared their success stories. Sylinda Meinzer of Badlands Productions & Santa Fe on the Brazos, Jennifer Shaw of Shaw's Pharmacy & Mule Creek Feed & Supply, and Tammie Trainham of Trainham Ice & Meat and A Place To Stay.
- Leadership NOW-A workshop where students learned about getting involved, getting ahead, building the dream and discovering treasures through service. Darryl also introduced the Fall 2008 Ranch Country Youth Entrepreneurship Fair. He encouraged the kids to start planning now to enter their business idea and capture the $1,000 cash prize!
Picnic-style sack lunches followed the workshops where the students had the opportunity to 'network' with kids from other schools and the speakers. The finale' was a lot of fun with two brave students who interviewed their peers about the workshops, which revealed the fact that they actually did gain many jewels from the treasure hunt.
A big thank you to Knox City ISD for lunch and the use of your top-notch facilities. Another big thanks to the school administrators that believed in YEDay and allowed their juniors and seniors to participate. Thanks to the sponsors who accompanied these students. Speakers were wonderful, thank you for your time. Kacy the artwork and visual aides were amazing. And for those who made this event happen~thank you: Ogalla Commons, AHEC, and the Knox County Visioning Group.