University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Start-up Scholarship Application for counties interested in starting a program.

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Local Program

 

Students participating in a local program.

The local program is where the journey begins. Youth Scholars and Junior Leaders work with community and business leaders to learn how the American economic system works and how it fits into the global economy. Along the way, they gain experience leading and working in groups and they become acquainted with career opportunities in various businesses.

The materials for your local program are available here for you to download to your computer or to print out (you will need to have Adobe Acrobat to view them). The material on this page has everything needed by Youth Scholars, Junior Leaders and Discussion Leaders. Extension Agents have additional material available on the American Private Enterprise System UK Canvas site (www.uky.edu/Canvas) or by contacting ukapes@lsv.uky.edu.



Manuals, Guides and Handbooks

Youth ScholarJunior LeaderDiscussion LeaderProgram LeaderAgent
American Private Enterprise System Program Manual (replacea AEC-90) YesYesYesYesYes
The American Private Enterprise System Program:Leader's Guide for a Successful County ProgramYesYes
PowerPoint for all of local programYesYes



Introductory Material

Youth ScholarJunior LeaderDiscussion LeaderProgram LeaderAgent
Youth Scholar LetterYes
Junior Leader LetterYes
Discussion Leader LetterYes
Program Leader LetterYes
Extension Agent LetterYes
Confidential" Special Note to Exam Administrator
Available on Canvas
Yes Yes
APES Youth Program Video (on YouTube) Yes Yes

Session Material

The American Private Enterprise System: Program Manual will be needed for each session. Be sure the Discussion Leaders and Guest Speakers are provided with the part they teach.



Part I: How America Is Organized to Do Business

Youth ScholarJunior LeaderDiscussion LeaderProgram LeaderAgent
PowerPoint for this Part   Yes  
Payday Exercise I
Available on Canvas
Yes YesYesYes
Payday Exercise Answers
Available on Canvas
       yes
Comparisons of Methods of Doing Business in America by Different Types of Businesses
(This table is in the Program Manual on page 23.)
Suggested Suggested Suggested Suggested Suggested



Part II: Our Economy - How It Works, What It Provides

Youth ScholarJunior LeaderDiscussion LeaderProgram LeaderAgent
PowerPoint for this Part   Yes  
Payday Exercise 2
Available on Canvas
Yes YesYesYes
Payday Exercise Answers
Available on Canvas
        yes
Comparisons of Methods of Doing Business in America by Different Types oftd Businesses
(This table is in the Program Manual on page 23.)
Suggested Suggested Suggested Suggested Suggested



Part III: The Role of Government in Our Economy

Youth ScholarJunior LeaderDiscussion LeaderProgram LeaderAgent
PowerPoint for this Part   Yes  
Payday Exercise 3
Available on Canvas
Yes YesYesYes
Payday Exercise Answers
Available on Canvas
       yes
Comparisons of Methods of Doing Business in America by Different Types of Businesses
(This table is in the Program Manual on page 23.)
Suggested Suggested Suggested Suggested Suggested



Part IV: How to Do Business

Youth ScholarJunior LeaderDiscussion LeaderProgram LeaderAgent
PowerPoint for this Part   Yes  
Payday Exercise 4
Available on Canvas
Yes YesYesYes
Payday Exercise Answers
Available on Canvas
       yes
Comparisons of Methods of Doing Business in America by Different Types of Businesses
(This table is in the Program Manual on page 23.)
Suggested Suggested Suggested Suggested Suggested



Part V: Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships

Youth ScholarJunior LeaderDiscussion LeaderProgram LeaderAgent
PowerPoint for this Part   Yes  
Payday Exercise 5
Available on Canvas
Yes YesYesYes
Payday Exercise Answers
Available on Canvas
       yes
Comparisons of Methods of Doing Business in America by Different Types of Businesses
(This table is in the Program Manual on page 23.)
Suggested Suggested Suggested Suggested Suggested

Part VI: Investor-owned Corporations and Limited Liability Companies

Youth ScholarJunior LeaderDiscussion LeaderProgram LeaderAgent
PowerPoint for this Part   Yes  
Payday Exercise 6
Available on Canvas
Yes YesYesYes
Payday Exercise Answers
Available on Canvas
       yes
Comparisons of Methods of Doing Business in America by Different Types of Businesses
(This table is in the Program Manual on page 23.)
Suggested Suggested Suggested Suggested Suggested

Part VII: Cooperatives

Youth ScholarJunior LeaderDiscussion LeaderProgram LeaderAgent
PowerPoint for this Part   Yes  
Payday Exercise 7
Available on Canvas
Yes YesYesYes
Payday Exercise Answers
Available on Canvas
       yes
Comparisons of Methods of Doing Business in America by Different Types of Businesses
(This table is in the Program Manual on page 23.)
Suggested Suggested Suggested Suggested Suggested

Additional Publications

These publications are strongly recommended for those attending the Kentucky Youth Seminar who are interested in winning scholarships and/or a trip to NICE.

Youth ScholarJunior LeaderDiscussion LeaderProgram LeaderAgent
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: How They Fit into the American Free Enterprise System (AEC-42) OptionalSuggestedOptionalOptionalOptional
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: How to Start a Cooperative (AEC-43) OptionalSuggestedOptionalOptionalOptional
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Farmer and Consumer Cooperatives Structure and Classification (AEC-44) SuggestedSuggestedSuggestedOptionalOptional
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Understanding Cooperative Terminology (AEC-47) Suggested Optional Suggested Optional Optional
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Board of Directors for Farm Cooperatives -- Powers-Responsibilities-Liability (AEC-49) Suggested Optional Suggested Optional Optional
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Your Roles as a Co-op Members (AEC-50) Suggested Suggested Suggested Optional Optional
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Role of the Co-op Manager (AEC-51) Suggested Optional Suggested Optional Optional
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Financing Agricultural Cooperatives - Alternative Capital Sources (AEC-52) Suggested Suggested Suggested Optional Optional
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Cooperative Education and Communication (AEC-56) Suggested Optional Suggested Optional Optional

Part VIII: E-Commerce . . .A New Avenue of Doing Business

Youth ScholarJunior LeaderDiscussion LeaderProgram LeaderAgent
PowerPoint for this Part   Yes  
Payday Exercise 8
Available on Canvas
Yes YesYes
Payday Exercise Answers
Available on Canvas
       Yes
Jackpot Exercise
Available on Canvas
Yes     Yes Yes
Junior Leader Exam
Available on Canvas
Yes   Yes Yes
Comparisons of Methods of Doing Business in America by Different Types of Businesses
(This table is in the Program Manual on page 23.)
Suggested Suggested Suggested Suggested Suggested

Board Cases

Using the board cases in your program is optional but strongly suggested. Students who have had experience with board cases at the local level, typically do better at the Kentucky Youth Seminar.

Youth ScholarJunior LeaderDiscussion LeaderProgram LeaderAgent
Corporate Board Case Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cooperative Board Case Yes  YesYesYes
PowerPoint Yes     Yes Yes

Special Forms and Material for Agents and Program Leaders

Official Entry Form / Materials Order Form
Please fill out and send this form to us before you start your program.
Individual Waiver
This is a new form required by the University of Kentucky Risk Management. Please have attendees fill out the form. Mail the forms to "Risk Management; 306 Peterson Service Building; Lexington, KY 40506-0005." Questions about the form should be directed to the Risk Manaement office at 859-257-3708.
Minors Participating in a Program/Camp . . . Form
This is a form required by the University of Kentucky Risk Management. Please have attendees fill out the form. Mail the forms to "Risk Management; 306 Peterson Service Building; Lexington, KY 40506-0005." Questions about the form should be directed to the Risk Manaement office at 859-257-3708.
Final Report Form
Please fill out and send this form to us when you complete your local program.
Certificates
Certificates for Youth Scholars and Junior Leaders are available on the APES Canvas site at www.uky.edu/Canvas