Our Programmes

High Street Challenge

High Street Challenge

High Street Challenge is designed to inspire and interest young people in S1 - S3 in the subject of business through a day-long project. The session also encourages creative thinking and team-working.

Learners will be able to generate original ideas for a High Street shop. They will demonstrate an ability to work with others. They will pitch an idea to an audience of business volunteers and will understand working within a budget. They will research grants, loans and funds which may be available for start-up costs. They will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of an idea and will demonstrate an awareness to the needs of the community and how their business and make a contribution


  • Gives young people knowledge and insight to improve their employability through business, social and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Provide a space for young people to interact with business people in an engaging project.
  • Encourage entrepreneurial thinking.
  • Develop enterprise awareness and an understanding of how real businesses work.


  • Increased awareness and level of ability in business, teamwork and entrepreneurial skills.
  • More confidence in being creative and turning ideas into reality.
  • More aware of the needs of the community and how they can become involved.
  • Are better prepared to enter the workplace through interaction with business people.


  • Access to a computer, laptop or tablet with internet access for each group.
  • List of names of attendees organised into groups of five, with an even spread of abilities and talents in each group.
  • Investor In People
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland
  • Investors In Young People

About YES

Our Vision is for Scotland to have the most entrepreneurial and enterprising young people in the world.

Our Mission is to inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise.

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.

Contact Us

Young Enterprise Scotland
Rouken Glen Centre
Rouken Glen Park
G46 7UG
United Kingdom

0141 406 7722
0141 406 7722
0141 406 7722

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