Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Download 2015 Student Application Now

Young Entrepreneurs AcademyYEA! is looking for students, entering grades 6 – 12, who have what it takes to start their own small business, from the ground up, with instruction and inspiration from local leaders. Students must be creative, energetic, motivated, and interested in entrepreneurship.

YEA! is a cutting-edge program that takes students between the ages of 11 and 18 through the process of starting and launching a real business or social movement over the course of an academic year . By the end of the class, students own and operate fully-formed and functioning businesses, which may be carried on after their graduation from the program. YEA! aims to teach students at an early age how to make a job, not just take a job. It is the ONLY precollege program developed by an entrepreneur, at a university, with support from a major entrepreneurial foundation, the Kauffman Foundation and the United States Chamber of Commerce.

Both program and scholarship applications must submitted by September 15 th , 2014. The selection process is competitive and applicants are urged to apply early.

Both scholarship and program applications are available to download at or can be requested by contacting Rosa Brito at 305-247-2332 or email


Young Entrepreneurs Academy 

Supporting Young, Local Entrepreneurs & Leaders

Your generous support will directly transform local students into real business owners and real entrepreneurial success stories, strengthen our business and educational communities, and secure the next generation of leaders in our region.

For additional information on the Young Entrepreneurs Program, please visit us on line at or contact Rosa Brito at 305-247-2332 or email

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