Youth Financial Literacy
By collaborating with various community partners, Lakota Funds delivers financial literacy training to our Reservation youth to help them improve their skills and establish a foundation for the wise use of money.
Business Plan Competition
Each year we sponsor the Lakota Nations Invitational (LNI) Business Plan Competition, which is a great opportunity for our youth to show off their entrepreneurial skills. Lakota Funds offers assistance and resources to help interested youth develop product or service ideas, and prepare marketing plans, management and operations policies, and financial projections.
The purpose of the LNI Business Plan Competition is to bring awareness of entrepreneurship to high school students to think about creating business opportunities in and around South Dakota. To enter the competition, students must submit a completed application, a business plan, 15-minute Power Point presentation, and a tri-fold table top display.
2018 Competition Details
If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and love competition, entering the Lakota Nations Invitational (LNI) Business Plan Competition could be a great opportunity for you. High school students from around the state of South Dakota, bring their best business ideas and compete for a chance to win a cash award or other awesome prizes.
By competing, you’ll have the chance to win some amazing prizes. All winners will be notified in advance of the major announcement taking place at the end of the last day of the competition.
Dates to Remember
November 2, 2018 - Deadline to submit Registration Forms.
November 30, 2018 - Deadline to submit Business Plan and PowerPoint presentation.
December 7, 2018 - You’ll receive notification of date and time of your scheduled presentation.
December 12-15, 2018 - LNI Business Plan Competition takes place.
December 15, 2018 - Winners announced.
Youth Art Competition
Lakota Funds hosts an annual art market and exhibit. As part of this event, we facilitate a Youth Art Contest that is open to youth ages 5-18 with traditional and contemporary categories. All art mediums are welcome.