We’re working to prepare our youth to become entrepreneurs and creative thinkers who contribute to the economic development, innovation and sustainability of Sangamon County.
Our Mission
The mission of the Sangamon Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) class is to give young people tools and encouragement to return to their hometowns to:
  • Start businesses
  • Start families
  • Create jobs
  • Give back to the community
Funded entirely by individuals and businesses, the year-long CEO class creates a real-world learning laboratory for high school seniors to take risks, manage opportunities and learn from outcomes. Through entrepreneurship education, students learn how to create a business - and so much more.
Plant a Tree
The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago.



The second best time is now.