Develop and deliver experience-based entrepreneurship programs to young people to:
Closes October 15, 2019
Scheduled through October 30th
Selection of 2019/2020Class
November 1, 2019
Classes begin November 12, 2019!
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The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting 20-week after-school class that transforms Phoenix 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 across America. In 2011, the United States Chamber of Commerce® Foundation became a national sponsor and partner of the Academy to help celebrate the spirit of enterprise among today's youth and tomorrow’s future leaders.
The Phoenix YEA! Program is championed by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and continues to expand each year - creating a highly successful, educated next generation of business and community leaders!
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 create and launch a business, not just take a job.
"After starting my business in YEA!, I feel like I am ready to really follow my dreams and know how to make a plan to get it done!"
- K. McCauley, YEA Graduate 2014
"The sense of accomplishment I felt after completing the investor panel was even more than I expected!"
- J. Fernandez, YEA Graduate 2015
"YEA taught me how to put my ideas into action. The network of mentors and business leaders I have now are amazing!"
- A. Enright, YEA Graduate 2016
YEA! Phoenix is a cutting edge entrepreneurial start up program for High School students in Phoenix, AZ. We are championed by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and proud to be serving the youth in our community for a bright, successful future as educated, motivated, community leaders and business owners.
We are part of the national YEA network with over 100 locations across the United States!
Applications for the 2019/2020 class are being accepted until October 15, 2019. Interviews will be held through October 30th with final selection of students completed by November 1st. Classes start November 12th!
Get you name on the interview list before we fill up! - apply today!
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