The YEA! students are students ages 11 to 18 and are taught by local entrepreneurs and are introduced to guest lecturers, successful entrepreneurs, and business mentors. During the course of the program, students have created their own business plan, pitched their business plan, and now they will unveil their business at a trade show. This year’s class will reveal eight new start-up businesses to the public and sell their products and services at the YEA! Trade Show on Saturday, May 7th from 12:00-2:00PM at Mesa Mall. Come by and show your support for the YEA! Class of 2022!

Quinn Carter, Sudds Soap Co
Lotus Davidson, Lotus’ Mobile Munchies
Paetyn Graveline, Charm Me Knot
Ella McClung, Your Genesis
William Neese, Three Brother’s Baking
Adam Pramenko, Warm Moments
Gavin Sullivan, QuickIgnite
Aveleen Walsh, Nature’s Luv

The YEA! Trade Show is the culmination of 28 weeks of hard work, resulting in the students owning and operating their own businesses. They brainstorm ideas, write business plans then launch their own company or social movement.

Any student between the ages of 11 and 18 is eligible to apply to the YEA! program and applications are now being accepted. YEA!’s academic year runs from October through May, with classes meeting every Tuesday from 4:00-7:00pm. Students, parents, school counselors, and others interested in learning more and for application details are urged to reach out to the Chamber Workforce Coordinator, Kirstin Maska at or call 970-263-2916. The program is now currently accepting applications for next year’s YEA! class of 2023. For more information visit

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