CALLING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS AND THEIR FAMILIES:
Bryn Mawr College TO HOST PROGRAM INFORMATIONAL NIGHT ON CAMPUS
WHAT: Bryn Mawr College will host a Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Night on Campus to inform interested students (in grades 6-12) and their families about YEA!, a yearlong program that guides middle and high school students in launching and running their own real businesses.
Attendees will learn about the structure, curriculum, and application process for the YEA! program. Students and their families will also have the chance to meet recent YEA! graduates and learn about their experience in the program and their businesses. Business leaders can learn how to get involved with YEA! as a mentor, guest lecturer, or how to join the “Investor” Panel. The local YEA! Program is sponsored by: Greater Philadelphia Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs, The Foundation of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and Bryn Mawr College.
YEA! brochures and applications will be available at the event. The application deadline for the YEA! Class of 2013-2014 is September 27th.
WHEN: September 19, 2013
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Bryn Mawr College, 101 N. Merion Ave., Dalton Rm. 300, Bryn Mawr PA
WHO: Free and open to the public. Call 215-628-3875 to RSVP or email@example.com.
ABOUT: The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!Ô, is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. Students work in close cooperation with local leaders of industry, community members, and educators to develop ideas and objectives, write business plans, pitch potential investors, obtain funding, register with governmental agencies, develop their brand identity and much more! By the end of the class, students own and operate fully functioning businesses that can be carried on after graduation. Students learn to make a job--not just take a job! YEA!’sÔ direct mission is to help students embrace their passion, energy, creativity and talents, launch a venture, and view entrepreneurship as synonymous with success and freedom. In 2008, YEA!Ô “spun-off” from the University of Rochester, where it was formed in 2004 with support from the Kauffman Foundation, to create its own not-for-profit corporation, YEA! Inc., which is currently launching sites in colleges, universities and high schools across the country to provide comprehensive, exciting entrepreneurship education, leadership development and innovation training to youth between the ages of 11 and 18 years old in the United States thereby making the program available to students at a variety of geographical regions, and providing them with skills they need to succeed in the 21st Century. For more information about the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, please call 215-628-3875 or visit www.yeaphiladelphia.org