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2015-2016 YEA Program
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About the Young Entrepreneur Academy

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 

 

Press:
NY 1 News
Students Pitch Ideas in Local 'Shark Tank' Competition
Staten Island CEOs Join Young Entrepreneur Academy
Staten Island Students Graduate Entrepreneurs Academy
SI Chamber Of Commerce Seeks Students For New Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Staten Isalnd Advance

FROM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TO ENTREPRENEUR IN 30 WEEKS: YEA! CLASS OF 2016 GRADUATES

'Shark Tank' event for Staten Island high school students

SI Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Young Entrepreneur Academy to host CEO roundtable

Apple-Metro CEO Zane Tankel discusses business success for Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Hilton Garden Inn hosts Young Entrepreneur Academy students

Young Entrepreneurs Academy program seeking applications from high school students

Will Staten Island teen's invention be the next big thing?

Budding entrepreneurs compete for funding to upstart their businesses

Budding entrepreneurs appeal to 'Shark Tank'-like investors

Young entrepreneur competes in regional competition

Young Entrepreneurs treated to tales of success

YEA! will give Staten Island students the chance to launch their own business

TD Bank sponsors program to promote young Staten Island entrepreneurs

Fox News (Students from 2013-2014 YEA! Program)

Check It Out: Invention makes passwords a thing of the past

 

                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

Special Thank You to Our 2015-2016 YEA! Scholarship Sponsors:

ConEdison

Rab Wilkinson Foundation

Wealth and Legacy Group

 

Special Thank You to Our 2015-2016 YEA! Investor Panel Sponsors:

America’s SBDC New York

Gerald Peters Gold Mine Jewelers

NationalGrid

Northfield Bank Foundation

New York Community Bank

TD Bank

Victory State Bank

Barry's Auto Body

                                                                                                                                                         

YEA! Investor Panel Event