For Kids Who Mean Business
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is an innovative, 7-month program that transforms middle and high school students into real-life entrepreneurs and business owners. This program is presented by the Loudoun Chamber Foundation and the Loudoun Economic Development Authority.
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Applications are OPEN for the Class of 2023!
Applications open until Sunday, June 12, 2022
YEA! Class Details
In this class, students will:
- develop business ideas
- write business plans
- conduct market research
- be mentored be local business men and women
- pitch plans to a panel of investors
- ready to launch their own legal, fully formed companies and social movements
Complete with guest speakers from the local business community and behind-the-scenes trips to local companies, the projects-based YEA! approach empowers students to take charge of their futures in a profound way.
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 make a job, not just take a job.
Interested in being a YEA! mentor? Contact Program Manager, Faith Shoup.
Thank you Class of 2022 Sponsors!
Clarke-Hook Corporation, Owners Group
Fortessa Tableware & Sterling Restaurant Supply
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
Northwest Federal Credit Union/Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation
Investor Panel Sponsors
CEO Roundtable Sponsor