Elisia OrtizCEO, Young & Fit Forever
CEO, Young & Fit Forever
Elishia is passionate about exercise and fitness, and is also a strong advocate of preventing childhood obesity. Through the Academy, Elishia combined her interests and launched Young & Fit Forever, an educational exercise company geared towards elementary level students. Through developing, marketing and selling a professional DVD featuring exercise videos and healthy eating recipes for kids, as well as creating local exercise classes, Elishia generated revenue while also helping to battle childhood obesity.
By the time Elishia graduated the Academy, her products were under contract to be sold at 13 Wegmans Food Market locations in the Northeast United States.
“YEA! showed me that you can achieve anything you put your mind to, even at a young age,” says Ortiz. “The program has also opened so many doors for me that would not have been possible without the Academy.”