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Academy Models

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is offered in three models, each site will select the model (or create a custom model) that works best for their community.

YEA! Signature Model

The signature YEA! model is the after school enrichment program, hosted on a university or college campus. In this model the class meets one day per week, for three hours, typically from 4pm-7pm, keeping in mind this class is for middle and high school students in grades 6-12. Students attend YEA! from November to May and the class does not meet during school vacation and holiday breaks.

The campus sets the tone, and prestige for the class.  Students sit-up a little straighter in their seats knowing they are on a college campus.  Legendary entrepreneurs serve as the instructors, guest speakers, field trip hosts and business mentors.

YEA! In-School Elective

YEA! can also be offered as an in-school, credit-bearing, elective course, customized to fit into block or non-block scheduling.  The in-school credit-bearing elective provides the school district the opportunity to offer a new, exciting, high-impact course with a national college scholarship competition component built-in, with the curriculum, lesson plans, teacher tools and course management tools fully developed.  YEA! provides teacher training and on-going weekly support, included in all of our models.

YEA! After School Program

In the after school and in-school model, the school district may elect to partner with the local Chamber of Commerce to recruit business leaders and entrepreneurs as guest speakers and mentors for the Academy.  In the after school and in-school models, the Chamber of Commerce may cover program costs, including student books, field trip transportation, etc., and work to raise sponsorship dollars to off-set those costs. Both Academy models offer the school district the opportunity to assume as much “ownership” as makes sense. From the role of Communication Champion, communicating information during the student recruitment phase and highlighting student successes throughout the academic year, to electing the Program Licensee role.

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YEA! Academies near you

  • Newark Regional Business Partnership

    Distance: 9.76 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Emily Manz

    Email: newarkyea@gmail.com

    Phone: (646) 856-9076

  • Staten Island Chamber of Commerce

    Distance: 18.21 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Kim Burbano

    Email: kburbano@sichamber.com

    Phone: (718) 727-1900

  • Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce

    Distance: 111.83 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Mary Jo Moss

    Email: mmoss@schuylkillchamber.com

    Phone: (570) 294-6568

  • Peabody Chamber of Commerce

    Distance: 198.93 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Maria Terris

    Email: events@peabodychamber.com

    Phone: (978) 531-0384

  • Blair County Chamber of Commerce

    Distance: 218.58 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Royce Boyd

    Email: yea@blairchamber.com

    Phone: (814) 241-3891

  • Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce

    Distance: 218.91 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: KC Repage

    Email: krepage@loudounchamber.org

    Phone: (703) 777-2176

  • Webster School District – Thomas High School

    Distance: 238.93 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Ida Marra

    Email: ida_marra@webstercsd.org

    Phone: (585) 670-8000

  • Webster School District – Schroeder High School

    Distance: 238.93 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Mary Pat Guinane

    Email: marypat_guinane@webstercsd.org

    Phone: (585) 670-5088

  • University of Rochester

    Distance: 239.64 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Amy Kauffman

    Email: akauffman@yeausa.org

    Phone: (585) 272-3535

  • Cattaraugus-Allegany County Business Development Corporation

    Distance: 256.87 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Halley Kottwitz

    Email: HKottwitz@southerntierwest.org

    Phone: 716-945-5301 x2207

  • Blairsville-Saltsburg School District

    Distance: 273.86 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Regina Geesey

    Email: geeseyregina@b-ssd.org

    Phone: 724-459-5500 ext. 1109

  • Ohio Christian University

    Distance: 473.51 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Chaz Freutel

    Email: chaz@get-u-connected.com

    Phone: 614-989-2429

  • Union County Economic Development Partnership

    Distance: 489.99 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Chaz Freutel

    Email: chaz@get-u-connected.com

    Phone: (614) 989-2429

  • Somerset Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce

    Distance: 623.07 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Delores Dalton

    Email: jdhdalton@aol.com

    Phone: (606) 679-7323

  • Chicago – Female Strong

    Distance: 709.81 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Shelia Shenoy

    Email: info@yeachicago.org

    Phone:

  • Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce

    Distance: 727.17 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Steve Gaus

    Email: sgaus@palatinechamber.com

    Phone: (847) 359-7200

  • Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce

    Distance: 836.55 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Wes Smith

    Email: wsmith@cullmanchamber.org

    Phone: (256) 734-0454

    https://www.cullmanchamber.org/young-entrepreneurs-academy-yea/

  • Dubuque Chamber of Commerce

    Distance: 862.36 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Justine Paradiso

    Email: jehlers@dubuquechamber.com

    Phone: (563) 690-9202

  • YEA! MSP

    Distance: 1009.66 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Cheri Gengler

    Email: cgengler@mplschamber.com

    Phone: 612-370-9160

  • Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce

    Distance: 1058.63 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Sherese D. James-Grow

    Email: sjamesgrow@bocachamber.com

    Phone: (561) 395-4433

  • Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce at Louisiana State University

    Distance: 1193.78 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Sarah Munson

    Email: sarah@yeabr.org

    Phone: (225) 325-3558

    https://www.yeabr.org

  • Frisco Chamber of Commerce

    Distance: 1358.65 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Peter Burns

    Email: peter.burns@nokia.com

    Phone: (972) 335-9522

  • Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce

    Distance: 1819.05 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Darcy Weir

    Email: darcy@gjchamber.org

    Phone: (970) 263-2916

  • Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Distance: 2113.83 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Isabel Georgelos

    Email: isabel@tucsonhispanicchamber.org

    Phone: (250) 891-0505

  • Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

    Distance: 2387.53 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Kim Fredericks

    Email: kfredericks@bellevuechamber.org

    Phone: (425) 213 -211

  • Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

    Distance: 2417.92 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: PJ Delgaudio

    Email: pjdelgaudio@gmail.com

    Phone: (661) 860-7505

  • Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce

    Distance: 2454.79 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Nellie Ambrose & Mary Rose Jeffry

    Email: YEAmb@manhattanbeachchamber.com

    Phone: (310) 617-3511

  • Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

    Distance: 2456.12 Miles (Approx.)

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    Program Manager: Eileen Hupp

    Email: eileen@palosverdeschamber.com

    Phone: (310) 377-8111

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