Nominate an Exceptional Young Person Today!

Change a Student’s Life Today with YEA!

Nominate a student for a chance to become the CEO of their very own business! We are now accepting nominations for the 2017-2018 academic year!

Throughout the YEA! course, they will:

  • Create a real business or social movement
  • Receive guidance from business and entrepreneurial leaders in Rochester
  • Fuel and structure their passion by creating a business plan, website, and marketing materials
  • Get real funding by pitching their business idea to a panel of local investors

Nominate an exceptional student to embrace their passion, live their dream, and change the world!

Applications are due by August 30th.


Featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, Gladiator Lacrosse was launched by Rachel through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, and has now surpassed $1 Million in sales.

Rachel Zietz

CEO, Gladiator Lacrosse

Participating in YEA! is truly life changing. Whether you know what you want to do or not, YEA! helps you to find your passion, make connections, and motivates you to work hard.

Courtney Martin

CEO, Infinity Salon

The Gotta Go Button has been featured on Good Morning America and in Walmart’s “Get on the Shelf” contest.

Chad Bingo

CEO, Dogstar Pet Products