During the program, students will:
~Brainstorm business ideas
~ Write a business plan
~ Interact with business professionals
~ Pitch their business plan to potential “investors” (think ABC’s “Shark Tank”!)
~ Obtain funding
~ Legally register their businesses
~ Participate in a Trade Show
~ Actually launch their own businesses or social movements
Organization of Program
YEA! classes will meet each Tuesday from 4:00-7:00pm October 2016 through May 2017.
Applications will be accepted from students in grades 6-12.
There are no classes during regular school holidays and recesses. Students are taught by an instructor, but are exposed to guest lecturers, successful entrepreneurs and business mentors. The class goes on field trips to a variety of local businesses.
Finally, the students participate in three major events throughout the year: the Investor Panel, Trade Show and a formal graduation ceremony.