Malone Center to host ‘Young Business Competition Expo’

Young entrepreneurs will compete for $1,000 on Sunday.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Clyde Malone Community Center will host a Young Business Competition Expo on Sunday. Youth involved in the Young Business Leadership Academy will be participating.

Dozens of high school students have been working on their business for nearly a year, perfecting their product and brand. On Sunday, they will get to showcase their work to a group of judges. Organizers say it will be similar to the TV show Shark Tank.

“I like to teach them that you can identify your strengths, identify your passions and talents and make your own economy by working with your own business,” organizer Ishma Valenti said.

The group has been meeting every Tuesday and Thursday to work on their projects. The leadership academy is always looking for new members to join.

Channel 8 got a sneak peak of some of the businesses featured. Juniors Nya and Lanea will showcase their self-defense key chains. The chains include pepper spray, a window breaker, lip gloss and a whistle. Sophomore Ka’leis Winson decided to make her very own hand soap. Her seven-year-old brother inspired the idea. He was diagnosed with a severe case of eczema when he was born. Her soap has helped his skin heal over the past year. Freshman Amiah Bredemeier used her sewing machine to make hair bonnets.

Participants encourage the public to come to the Expo on Sunday and see what they have to offer. The expo is from 2 to 5 p.m. and will talk place at the Malone Center on 20th and U Street.

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