• Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)

  • YEA!

    The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a year-long program that teaches middle and high school students how to start and run their own REAL businesses.

    YEA! classes will meet October through May, for three hours weekly.  Applications will be accepted from students in grades 6-12.

    Through this program, students will:

    • Brainstorm business ideas
    • Write a business plan
    • Interact with business professionals
    • Pitch their business plan to potential “investors” (think ABC’s “Shark Tank”!)
    • Obtain funding
    • Legally register their businesses
    • Participate in a Trade Show
    • Actually launch their own businesses or social movements


    Why Apply? This program offers students the chance to:

    • Develop the skills necessary to launch their own business or social movement (hands-on entrepreneurial experience!)
    • Learn about real businesses - why they succeed or fail.
    • Hear from local entrepreneurs.
    • Launch their own business or social movement!
    • Become more confident in their ideas and their abilities.


    To apply for YEA!, students must:

    • Fill out the YEA! application
    • Complete the essay and the short answer questions
    • Submit their transcripts
    • Submit a letter of recommendation


    Once the completed application packet is received, students will be asked to come in for an interview. Acceptance in the program is based on all aspects of an application, as well as the personal interview. Prior experience with business is not required!

    For more information, call Laura Weaving at 937-408-1238 or email yea@nawbocolumbusohio.com.


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