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

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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!

Platinum Sponsor

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

Investor Panel Sponsors

CEO Roundtable Sponsor

Graduation Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Upcoming Events

40th Annual Chamber Classic
40th Annual Chamber Classic

The Club at Creighton Farms, Aldie VA
7:00am - 2:30pm

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DEIA Networking Mixer
DEIA Networking Mixer

Fortessa Tableware Solutions, Ashburn VA
5:30pm - 7:30pm

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28th Annual Loudoun Small Business Awards
28th Annual Loudoun Small Business Awards

Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles, Chantilly VA
5:30pm - 9:00pm

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