Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Entrepreneurial Education for Students in Grades 6-12

This is a national program being offered in the Philadelphia area. There is are $525 fee for this program, however need scholarships may be available. 

The deadline to apply is this Wednesday Oct. 22nd, but if interested parties call 215-628-3875, they will extend the deadline. The program brochure and application are attached.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. Students work in close cooperation with local leaders of industry,community members, and educators to develop ideas and objectives, write business plans, pitch potential investors, obtain funding, register with governmental agencies, develop their brand identity and much more! By the end of the class, students own and operate fully functioning businesses that can be carried on after graduation. Students learn to make a job--not just take a job! YEA!’s direct mission is to help students embrace their passion, energy, creativity and talents, launch a venture, and view entrepreneurship as synonymous with success and freedom.  YEA! Was founded in 2004 at the University of Rochester with support from the Kauffman Foundation, to create its own not-for-profit corporation, YEA! Inc. The local YEA! Program is sponsored by: Greater Philadelphia Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs, The Foundation of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and Rosemont College.

It really is a life changing experience.  You might want to watch this video as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XI335L73Ms

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