Young Entreprenurs Academy
Building our next generation of leaders with the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. We’re pleased to offer this inspirational program for aspiring entrepreneurs in our community. Apply now!
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) teaches middle and high school go-getters how to start and run their own, REAL businesses.
YEA! guides students through the process of fulfilling their very own American dream. By bridging the business and educational communities students are taught by trained instructors, and are exposed to guest lecturers, successful entrepreneurs and mentors. Over the course of the program, students:
12/16/2015 Applications Deadline
01/06/2016 Admitted Student & Parent Orientation
01/06/2016 Weekly Classes Begin
04/27/2016 YEA! Investor Panel
TBD YEA! Trade Show
TBD Regional Competition (if selected)
TBD National Competition (if selected)
YEA! welcomes applications from all students in grades 6-12 who are between 11 and 18 years old. Students interested in starting their own, real business may apply for acceptance into the program by completing the application, which includes an essay and short-answer questions, school transcripts and letter of recommendation.
Once the completed application is received, students may be invited to attend an in-person interview. Acceptance into the program is based on all aspects of the completed application as well as the personal interview. Prior business experience is not required, nor is it required to have a business idea prior to the start of class.
Start as a student, finish as a CEO! Students ages 11 to 18 and in grades six through 12 are eligible to apply. This program offers students the chance to:
We offer two easy ways to apply:
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Share your business wisdom with aspiring young entrepreneurs and help them get started on the path to success! We’re seeking expert professionals to volunteer their time as guest speakers, mentors, investors, graphic designers, field trip hosts, business plan reviewers, and more. The time YEA! students spend with adults who encourage their futures is invaluable, and you can play an important role in guiding our future leaders.
If you are interested in getting involved with YEA! and being inspired by your community’s great young minds, contact Tammy Alexander at 972-965-1804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big thank you to our sponsors, who have helped bring YEA! to CITY/TOWN, including:
YEA! USA is made possible by the Kauffman Foundation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the E. Philip Saunders Foundation. We also thank our national supporters, Sam’s Club and Southwest Airlines.
PRESS RELEASES FROM 2014-15
Click below to see why students nationwide participate in YEA!
President - Rowlett Chamber of Commerce
Vice President/Membership Services- Rowlett Chamber of Commerce
'The Rowlett Chamber Foundation is excited to continue hosting YEA! in our community!'