Summer is flying by, and in just two short months YEA! will be starting up again! The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, (YEA!) is an exciting program that empowers young people to take control of their futures, transforming students into CEOs of their very own business! Summer is flying by, and in just two short months YEA! will be starting up again! The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, (YEA!) is an exciting program that empowers young people to take control of their futures, transforming students into CEOs of their very own business!

YEA! teaches students between the ages of 11-18 to turn their passions, skills, and talents into a real business with hands-on experimental learning taught by business leaders throughout the community.  Over the course of this 30-week program, students will create a business plan, pitch their business to an investor panel, and launch their own fully functional business that can be carried on after graduation!

The Chamber still has several sponsorship levels available for businesses that may be interested in supporting this important program.  The levels include:

  • Presenting Sponsor – $5,000   (limit 2)
  • Premier Sponsor –  $2,500   (limit 4)
  • Scholarship Sponsor – $1,500   (limit 6)
  • Investor Sponsor – $1,000   (limit 12)

To learn more about how you can contribute to YEA!, or to pass an application along to a budding entrepreneur click here, or contact Darcy Weir at darcy@gjchamber.org or 970-263-2916.

2017 YEA! Class Investor Panel

2017 YEA! Class Investor Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to download full version of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce August 2017 Newsletter.

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