Young Entrepreneurs Academy

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.

Local students start businesses through Young Entrepreneurs Academy
They are doing much more than setting up lemonade stands. Students in grades six through 12 are writing business plans and competing for startup capital from investors to launch their own businesses. It's all part of Young Entrepreneurs Academy, which was started in Rochester and now going on in 31 states.
Watch the video from April 3rd!

Young Entrepreneurs Academy takes unique field trip

Some young business owners are learning about the importance of advertising, marketing and branding. They are part of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy and they took a field trip to learn how to get you to buy from them.
Watch the video from April 9th!

Local students learn tools to start their own businesses

Spending a couple of hours on a weeknight listening to a tax expert probably isn't the first thing most teenagers would want to do. But there are some students who are jumping at the chance.
Watch the video from April 23rd!

McQuaid students' company named finalist in YEA's Saunders Scholarship Competition
It's a chance for kids to learn how to run a business. Hundreds of young entrepreneurs were in town for the Young Entrepreneurs’ Academy’s Saunders Scholarship Competition.
Watch the video from May 2nd!


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