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Bloomington, IL 61701


Land of Lincoln CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) is based on the successful program in Effingham, Illinois, administered by The Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship.

The CEO program is funded by business investors and individuals. Through a rigorous application process, high school juniors and seniors are selected from both public and private high schools. The course meets for 90 minutes each day and provides two high school credits. The class visits dozens of area businesses each year, utilizing the businesses as classrooms, and hosts 50-60 guest speakers each year.

The course emphasizes 21st century learning skills and provides the opportunity for each student to start her/his own business. Each student is mentored by a member of the business community. An annual trade show showcases the student businesses.

One of the main goals of the program is to encourage young entrepreneurs to remain in Lincoln/Logan County and become members of the business community.

Gifts in support of Land of Lincoln CEO are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Learn more about the CEO program.

If you would like to make an online donation to the Land of Lincoln CEO Fund, please click on the Donate button below. If you prefer to make a donation in another manner, click here for information.