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The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Meeting: Tuesday, 9/13 @ 2:20pm

Dear, Parents, Students and Staff,


Do you think you have what it takes to start your own business? Do you have an idea for a business or non-profit, but do not know where to start?  Then the Young Entrepreneurs Academy is for you!  A representative from the Young Entrepreneurs Academy will be in the school lobby Tuesday, September 13th from 2:20 - 3:00 to answer your questions and to give out applications. Both students and parents are encouraged to attend.  If you cannot make the information session please feel free to reach out to me with any questions. This is a great extracurricular activity for students!  For more information about the program please see below:


The Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA!) is the only one of its kind in New York City. Originally developed with support from the Kauffman Foundation at the University of Rochester in 2004, YEA!’s mission is to develop and deliver experience-based entrepreneurship programs to young people to:


  • Enable them to transition successfully to adulthood
  • Help them to pursue their dreams by harnessing their creativity and energy
  • Help them transform their ideas into tangible enterprises that create economic and social value for a better world
  • Develop the character of tomorrow’s leaders based on personal principles and values
  • Enable educational institutions and Chambers of Commerce to provide successful and effective entrepreneurship programs for middle and high school students
  • Create a culture of innovation in schools and communities across the nation
  • Foster the entrepreneurial mindset in young people, educators, and community members 

YEA! guides students through the process of fulfilling their very own American dream. By bridging the business and educational communities students are taught by trained instructors, and are exposed to guest lecturers, successful entrepreneurs, and mentors. Over the course of the program, students:

  • Brainstorm business ideas
  • Write a business plan
  • Interact with business professionals
  • Attend field trips for a behind-the-scenes look at local businesses
  • Pitch their business plan to local investors for startup funding and the opportunity to advance to regional and national competitions.
  • Legally register their businesses
  • Participate in a local YEA! Trade Show
  • Launch and run their own business or social movement
  • Graduate from the program with lifelong leadership and business skills

For highlights of this year's program please see





Mr. Stendardo