GEISMAR, La. (BRPROUD) — The BASF company made a contribution to a program for middle to high school students to learn skills and create their own companies.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge received a $5,000 donation from BASF to learn business management skills so the students can then run companies and corporations on their own, according to BASF.

Throughout the school year, students are taught by professors from LSU’s College of Business and local business owners. They are taught how to make business plans, pitch ideas, and register their business.

Students will graduate with a certificate in entrepreneurship and will be eligible for three-course credits from LSU.

The Academy is accepting applications until Aug. 21. Referrals are accepted and can be given here. Applications can be submitted here.

For more information about BASF, visit the BASF website.