CREATED BY STUDENTS FOR STUDENTS
GROWING OUR ECONOMY AND PEOPLE
SHOP & HELP
Please help us to build an amazing facility by donating, helping, or eventually purchasing a granite paver or garden piece engraved with your words, quotes or in honor of another.
Ideas are always welcome!
Need help with a personal or business task?
We help can help! Complete a work order by clicking the button below and we will pair you with a student looking for work and to grow his or her business.
We are in the process of building our real-world maker-space and developing Tiny Homes for Homeless Youth.
Please watch for our updates on needs, wants and opportunities!
Trust us, you will love what we are doing!
Vision & Mission of CES
Vision Statement - The vision for the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is to promote an engaging and rigorous entrepreneurial opportunity within Franklin County. The programs are designed to engage youth and adults to cultivate employable skills, develop positive leadership traits, partnerships, and community relationships leading to economic development. Students will collaborate with each other, their instructors, veterans, contractors, state agencies and those working toward the greater good for their community.
Mission Statement – The mission for the Center of Entrepreneurial Studies is to create a community site for economic development and creative thinking through respectful, compassionate, structured support(s) emphasizing a positive mindset for a growing and prosperous community. The Center of Entrepreneurial Studies is "created by students for students" knowing that they possess qualities, skills, knowledge that can result in the formation and the ownership of their own establishment while being a positive contributor to their community.
Thank you to our supporters, partners and mentors for supporting our concept.
Your expertise, support and mentoring are helping us to make our dream a reality.
CES's services will help to grow our people and economy!
"I dropped out of high school as a Senior because I just couldn't take the school environment anymore. Mrs. Lehigh reached out to me, encouraged me, gave me ideas, and helped me throughout the entire process of opening my own landscaping and handyman business. She changed my life through her kindness, knowledge, concern, and mentoring. I will forever be grateful." - Mike R. (actual name concealed)
"I cannot even start to explain just how helpful Bonita was for me and my husband. We own a couple of successful businesses but could not configure our finances to where it would work for filing taxes and for presenting to banks for business loans. Bonita listened, asked questions, and led us throughout the entire process so we now have a complete understanding of how we can put our finances to work." - Annie C.
Bonita paired me with a student to take on a tedious project that was important to my family and preserving valuable family slides. Bonita came up with a way to attack the project and the student categorized the slides according to Bonita's instructions. The outcome was amazing and we now can access these family heirlooms with ease. Thank you Bonita! We will be back next time we have a special project because we loved helping the students get ahead in life and seeing them empowered by running their own small business. - William T.
Bonita is breathing life into our community again and I for one wholeheartedly support her and her students! Thank you Bonita! - Anne D.
Bonita assisted us with reviewing operational costs so that we are able to assess and adjust our cost structures. Bonita has an eye for detail and is a very trustworthy individual. She is an asset to our community! - Cheryl B.
We hired Bonita and her students to enter data for our corporation. The work was completed in an efficient manner and was above all accurate. The staff performed well beyond our expectations. What I liked the most was the manner in which Bonita deals with people. She treats people the way everyone wants to be treated. - Louis C.