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BYE students gain business experience at the Tastee Cookie Company in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

High school students in Southwest Georgia had a taste of running their own business on Wednesday, June 4.

The experience was a part of Black Young Entrepreneur (BYE) giving students a firsthand view of how a successful business works.

The BYE program stems from Albany State University. Students in the week long program stay in dorms at the Albany campus, and visit businesses in different cities, like the Tastee Cookie Company in Columbus.

BYE Activities Coordinator Myracle Hall says, "We take African American high school students between ninthand twelfth grade, and we teach them about business and entrepreneurship, andgoing into business for themselves, which is entrepreneurship. We also let themmeet African American leaders in the community that have their own business indifferent areas outside our immediate southwest Georgia community."

The BYE students presented the Tastee Cookie Company with a workshop participation award.

This is the program's thirty-first year in operation.

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