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CREATED BY STUDENTS FOR STUDENTS

Encouraging social impact through 
an
entrepreneurial ecosystem

Mission Statement

The mission for the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is to create a wide-branching support system for work force development and creative thinking. Our program believes an entrepreneurial mindset allows for a growing and prosperous community. The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is "created by students for students" knowing that everyone possesses the qualities, skills, and knowledge to form their own businesses and enrich local communities.

CES's Entrepreneurial Program

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies enrolls students into our Entrepreneurial Program. In exchange for only 8 hours a month of volunteer time*, students will receive hands-on education in essential business practices, and have access to a variety of services and special programming:

  • Access to CES's full-service Makerspace (Coming Soon!)

    • Including workshops and training events​

  • A network of fellow entrepreneurs and mentors

  • A variety of volunteer opportunities/activities to choose from

  • Leadership opportunities with special clubs:​​

    • S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions)​

    • Student-led LGBT+ support group

  • Assistance in finding job shadows/internships/work experience

  • Specialized skills:

    • Marketing/Self Promotion​

    • Financial Literacy

    • Computer/Internet Literacy

    • Customer Service

    • Storefront Management

      • And much more!​

In addition to all these services, students have the opportunity to make money by starting their own businesses. Students who make their own products are able to sell out of the gift store and keep 100% of the profits. Students who provide services can be listed on our website and advertised in-store to score paid gigs. 

*Students can volunteer for more than 8 hours per month if they desire, but please understand that this volunteer time is without pay.

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies strives to engage students in a positive, respectful atmosphere. Anyone of all ages is welcome to participate in our program. 

CES Projects 

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CES Store & Makerspace

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Storefront serves as both a gift store open to the community and a laboratory, where our students can learn the skills to operate their own store. Proceeds from the store go back into the program.

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Makerspace is a space where students can create and develop products and marketing materials. Students have access to a variety of tools including computers, paint, printers, and cutting-edge equipment!

Who We Are

The administration and staff of CES are dedicated to each and every individual who are a part of our program. We strive to support our student entrepreneur's in any way we can. We are passionate about entrepreneurship and believe in our mission.

Diversity and Inclusion Policy

 

At The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, a diverse, inclusive, and equitable nonprofit is one where all employees, volunteers, and participants, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feel valued and respected. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.

We’re committed to modeling diversity and inclusion for the entire arts industry of the nonprofit sector, and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all.

To this end, anybody may participate in our Entrepreneurial Program, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability. 

We ask that all of our participants, staff, and volunteers, treat each other with kindness and respect regardless of their differences. 

CONTACT US

OUR CURRENT MAILING ADDRESS:

156 Main Street

Farmington, ME.  04938

Telephone:  207-779-1779

E-Mail:  bonitalehigh@cesmaine.com

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