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Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator: Kelsey Clarke – CBDC Gateway

Meet Your Coordinator is our new series where we will be interviewing your local Youth Ventures Coordinator so you can get to know them. Next up is Kelsey Clarke who is based at CBDC Gateway.


What’s your name?

Kelsey Clarke

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Gateway

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Hanging out with friends, camping in the summer, talking my dog for walks, cooking and baking.

What’s your favourite movie?

27 Dresses!

What is your favourite band?

Lady Antebellum

What is your favourite restaurant?

Jungle Jims

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a dachshund (wiener dog)

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship to me means taking a hobby, interest or idea and turning it into a profitable venture. As well, teaching you skills to last a lifetime during the duration of your business venture.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

The coolest business I’ve heard of in PAB would be selling deep-fried mars bar! First time I tried them was here in town and they are a tasty treat

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

I am looking forward to a busy summer full of Youth Venture participants starting awesome businesses.

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?

The Scott’s Cove kiosks are interesting because they offer a perfect location for people to sell their products to locals and tourists. Especially for students because they are only open in the summer.

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?

Youth Ventures is an awesome summer program that gives youth an opportunity to become their own boss! Not only make money from the venture of their choice, it helps them become involved in the community and build contacts for future endeavours.

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?

The most important aspect of starting a business would completing a business plan. A business plan is like a road map for businesses. It outlines where they need to go, how to get there and gives them a good strategy to start with.

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?

Kelsey Clarke

Regional Coordinator

Youth Ventures Program

(709) 695-7406

Don’t forget – we’re having a contest!

To enter:

1. Take a selfie with a Youth Ventures co-ordinator or participant

2. Upload it to Facebook or Instagram

3. Tag YouthVenturesNL and use the #MakinLemonade

Basket will be drawn August 10, 2017. Winner will be notified via entry method. Limited to one entry per person.

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