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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Class Details

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 Faith Shoup

2021-2022 Sponsors

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Scholarship Sponsors
Backflow Technology ♦ Clarke-Hook Corporation, Owners Group
Fortessa Tableware & Sterling Restaurant Supply
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning

Northwest Federal Credit Union/Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation


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