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WHAT’S HAPPENING’S TRI-CITY VOICE

May 6, 2014

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SUBMITTED BY LAUREL SKURKO At the end of March, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) students from across the Bay Area gathered in San Jose for a one-on-one workshop with Silicon Valley technology experts from Success Factors and Ariba. Working with these technology volunteers, Bay Area students learned to design mobile apps and create websites for their own original business ideas. At the workshop, students worked directly with local technology experts to hone their website/web app-building skills with the hope of ultimately getting to compete for prizes in the NFTE SAP Tech Innovation Challenge and even the NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (October 9), where the top prize is $25,000.

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Participating students from Hayward High School, San Leandro High School, as well as Andrew Hill High School in San Jose have been enrolled in a semester or year-long entrepreneurship class provided by their teachers with the support of NFTE. A youth education program, NFTE trains students in entrepreneurship. It is provided to high school students, serving those in at-risk communities throughout the Bay Area. The program was founded in New York in 1987, and now operates in 18 states, Washington D.C., and 10 countries. The goal is to help youth from low-income communities stay in school, learn how to recognize business opportunities and plan for successful futures. For more information, visit www.nftebayarea.com.

The rodeo is on its way to town but before the broncos start bucking, the annual “Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade” takes to the streets of Castro Valley. On Saturday, May 10, over 100 local parade participants and more than 2,000 spectators will celebrate the “Rowell Ranch Rodeo” happening May 17 and 18. The parade route is on Castro Valley Boulevard between Redwood Road and Lake Chabot Road, starting at

Nunes at Castro Valley Boulevard and runs about an hour and a half. Equestrian awards will be given out in the BART parking lot at the close of the parade. Honorary Marshal Sponsors for the parade are B.A. Morrison General Contractor, The Music Company, Redwood Christian, and Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade Saturday, May 10 10 a.m. - noon Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley (510) 402-5001 www.rowellranchrodeoparade.com

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