Contact Person:

Elizabeth Pittman


Head of YES

Phone: 022 674 4514


Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Manawatū-Whanganui, Wellington, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland, National


Our vision is to inspire the next generation of business leaders, disruptors and changemakers, helping to create a generation of business savvy and financially competent Kiwis. We are a not for profit charity and so rely upon the support and sponsorship of businesses, government and funders. YES works with schools, students and educators across New Zealand to provide authentic learning experiences to develop work-ready and life-ready skills in young people. Our flagship programme is the Young Enterprise Scheme, where senior secondary students set up and run their own business, operating with real profit and loss. We have feeder programmes delivered to Yr 10-11 students and classroom resources available at no cost to all.


NCEA Credits, Employment pathways, Further education, Work ready skills, and an entrepreneurial mind-set

Key Words

Kaupapa Māori, Tangata Pasifika, Secondary School, LGBTQ+, Rural, Digital/Online Service, Collaborative Partnerships, Evidence Based