North Royalton High School has received $10,000 in grant funding from the Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum to support the school’s entrepreneurship programs for the 2023-2024 academic year.
The Veale Foundation was founded in 1964 by Harriet and Tinkham Veale as a way to improve the quality of life for community members through charitable donations made to organizations in Northeast Ohio.
As part of the Veale Foundation, VYEF was established in 2012 to help students develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
Funding from VYEF is used to support entrepreneurial classes, clubs and initiatives at NRHS. Some of the programs that will receive support include NRHS’s Entrepreneurship Class, which provides students the foundation to own and operate their own business; Investing Club, which meets weekly and prepares students to participate in the Stock Market Challenge contest; guest presentations from business owners as well as field trips to local businesses; and the introduction of a school store, “The Bears Swag Shop,” which is a collaborative effort between the entrepreneurship, accounting, work skills and art classes.
VYEF’s support will help foster and grow students’ entrepreneurial spirits, setting them up with a solid foundation to pursue their business goals during and after their time at NRHS.
“I would like to thank the Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum for their support of our classes and programs for the business-minded students at North Royalton High School,” said Principal Sean Osborne. “ I would also like to thank Kriste Smith for her constant pursuit of new and engaging opportunities for our students. Earning this grant is just another in a series of enhancements that [Smith] has made since taking the helm of the Business Department at NRHS.” ∞