Pre-University Students

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Are you a K-12 student interested in learning more about the wonderful world of entrepreneurship?

Here are some of the pre-university programs the Chang Institute supports:

PowerPlay (Grades 4 – 8)

PowerPlay students develop a product and business plan, conduct market research, complete marketing and branding exercises, and launch their products for sale at a final showcase. This Canada-wide educational movement is empowering young people with the skills and entrepreneurial thinking needed to help them succeed in our rapidly changing world.

Past Programs – YELL (High Schoolers)

From x year to 2021, the Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship the Beedie School of Business, were supporters of YELL, making SFU the first university in Canada to give university credit for a high school entrepreneurship course!

The Chang Institute will honour YELL credits from students entering SFU from x to 2022, which can be claimed by students in any faculty, either toward three credits their degree in the SFU Beedie School of Business or toward the interdisciplinary Charles Chang Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. All students who claim the credit will automatically be enrolled in the Chang Certificate* and in entrepreneurship communications so they can immediately get immersed in the supportive SFU ecosystem.

To claim the credit, YELL grads must:
  • • Be accepted to SFU 
  • • Have completed YELL after September 2018
  • • Have completed the related entrepreneurship 12 course with an appropriate grade (currently set at 80%)
  • • Self identify to the SFU admissions team with their YELL completion certificate

SFU will take it from there!

*If students choose not to pursue the certificate, they still keep the credit

If SFU needs to verify a student name, please ask SFU admissions email to get confirmation of YELL participation.

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