The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting year long class that transforms middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of investors, and actually launch and run their own real, legal, fully formed companies and social movements. Complete with dynamic guest speakers from the local business community and exciting behind-the-scenes trips to local companies, the fun, projects-based YEA! approach empowers students to take charge of their futures in a profound way.
Founded in 2004 at the University of Rochester with support from the Kauffman Foundation, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy today serves thousands of students in communities across America. The Greater Philadelphia Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs and the Foundation of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce are responsible for bringing the program to our area. Our local 11-18 year old students have the opportunity to apply for the class that is hosted at Bryn Mawr College, Wednesdays from 5pm-8pm, starting October 15th.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is not only a wonderful tool to teach students about business, but also a great way to build confident leaders with values. An excellent instrument to unify the business and educational communities, YEA! continues to expand across the country to fulfill our mission of teaching more students how to make a job, not just take a job.
For more information about the NAWBO Philadelphia YEA! class or to learn more about how to get involved as either a student or an adult volunteer, please visit www.yeaphiladelphia.org or call 215-628-3875.
Free Information Session describing the program will be held at BMC, 101 N. Merion Ave., Dalton Rm 300, Bryn Mawr, PA September 19th at 7pm. RSVP is necessary.