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High School Business Skills Competition Tackles Real World Business Challenges

Seventeen high schools throughout Westchester County will compete in the annual Business Skills Competition hosted by the African American Men of Westchester (AAMW) on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Morgan Stanley. With the generous support of corporate sponsors, Con Edison, TD Bank, and Entergy, the Business Skills Competition is celebrating its 15th year.

This full-day program is designed to introduce students to the business world and teach them problem solving and critical thinking skills while they learn to work collaboratively. Students will also have an excellent opportunity to develop valuable links with business professionals and potential employers.

Teams of 11th and 12th grade students will work with corporate coaches, comprised of Morgan Stanley executives and AAMW members, to analyze a business case study and develop a solution. At the end of the workshop, students will present their pitch to a panel of judges. Participation in this competition is a significant achievement given the caliber of students and the level of difficulty in analyzing a graduate level business case.

The winning teams will receive medals for first, second and third place, trophies to display at their respective schools and students and their parents will be honored at a celebratory awards banquet. Over the years, many schools have held the distinction of Business Skills Competition champion including last year’s first place winner, White Plains High School.

AAMW is a 501(c)(3) committed to developing and encouraging collaborative action to strengthen the economic, social, and educational foundation of our communities. For more information about AAMW and its community-based initiatives, please visit


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