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Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Recruits Students for 2014-2015
WHAT: HEB ISD is now accepting applications for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) fall of 2014 class. YEA! is a yearlong program that guides junior and high school students through launching and running their own real businesses or social movements!
YEA! is open to all students in grades 7-12. While in the Academy, students will receive all the necessary tools to launch their very own real, legal businesses! This includes access to valuable resources like attorneys, accountants, business mentors, and graphic designers; plus, an audience with investors for REAL start-up cash. Students will even have the opportunity to win college scholarships.
The YEA! application is available online at www.yeaheb.org
WHEN: Both program and scholarship applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2014. This is the application deadline for the YEA! Class of 2014-2015. The selection process is competitive and applicants are urged to apply!
WHERE: YEA! classes will be held at the Gene A. Buinger Career & Technical Education Academy from 4.30p to 7.30p on Mondays.
Applications can be found at www.yeaheb.org.
YEA! kicks off on September 15, 2014 and ends in May, 2015.
WHO: Students Grades 7-12 and their families
Business leaders and interested community volunteers should contact Craig Backus at email@example.com or 817 283 1521 for more information about how to get involved with YEA!
MEDIA: Craig Backus
Office: 817 283 1521
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting year long class that transforms middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of investors, and actually launch and run their own real, legal, fully formed companies and social movements. Founded in 2004 at the University of Rochester with support from the Kauffman Foundation, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy today serves thousands of students in communities across America. For more information about the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, please call 585.272.3535 or visit www.yeausa.org
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment.
The U.S. Chamber Foundation and Campaign for Free Enterprise are national sponsors and partners of YEA!, helping to promote the spirit of enterprise among today’s youth and tomorrow’s future leaders.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Partnership
In 2011, the United States Chamber of Commerce and Campaign for Free Enterprise became a national sponsor and partner of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy to help promote the spirit of enterprise among today’s youth and tomorrow’s future leaders. Through coordination with its network of local chambers of commerce, the U.S. Chamber has helped communities across the country adopt the YEA! program. Together, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are celebrating the power and promise of young people in business and encouraging the next greatest generation to make a job, not just take a job.
Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District
The Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD has been named the #1 school district in Texas by Education Resource Group for the last six years using its “bang for the buck” formula of student performance and financial efficiency. Founded in 1958, HEB ISD’s rich history of excellence is demonstrated today through International Baccalaureate, Asian languages, Spanish Immersion, Core Knowledge Pre-K, and sister schools in China and India. These international programs provide HEB ISD students a world-class education that prepares them to compete in a global economy.
The District is recognized across the state and nationwide for its superior curriculum, low teacher-student ratios, and a singular focus on instructional spending. This fine-tuned combination consistently makes HEB ISD the district of choice for families who want their children to have an academic edge.
HEB Chamber of Commerce
The HEB Chamber is an association of businesses working together to improve the quality of life and economic climate in our area. With the assistance of members serving as board members, committee chairmen and volunteers, we carry out an aggressive business plan every year to ensure that our members have many opportunities to meet potential clients and customers as well as promote their business through personal contact and sponsorship promotions.
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