Granite Falls Bank sponsors YME student for career camp

Granite Falls Bank has signed on to sponsor a Yellow Medicine East High School student for BestPrep’s Minnesota Business Venture (MBV) career and leadership summer camp. The first student to submit the application will receive a $150 reimbursement toward the registration fee after completing the camp in July.

MBV is a week-long residential program that provides high school students with real-world skills, offering a rare opportunity to learn about career options, develop financial literacy and workplace skills, and cushion their resumes for college applications. At MBV, students from across Minnesota work in small teams mentored by business professionals.

Throughout the week, students take part in mock interviews, meet with a financial planner, improve their networking skills, and attend breakout sessions led by industry experts. The variety of activities help students develop their leadership, teamwork, and presentation skills, while meeting new friends.

“Students who participate in the program come home with increased self-confidence, team-building skills, and a vision for their futures,” said MBV Program Manager, Amanda Labo.

Minnesota Business Venture is hosted at St. Cloud State University July 8-13 and at St. John’s University July 22-27. Applications are currently being accepted from Minnesota high school students interested in attending MBV. Additional scholarships are available to students in need. Students or parents can obtain an application and sponsorship information by contacting BestPrep at or online at Additional scholarships are available to students in need. BestPrep expects 400 students from over 100 Minnesota high schools to attend one of the two sessions this summer.