Three Upper School Students Selected to Boca Raton Chamber YEA! Young Entrepreneurs Academy
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year.
Congratulations to the following three Upper School students for being accepted into the Boca Raton Chamber YEA! Young Entrepreneurs Academy for 2015-2016:
Skylar Mandell ‘18
Anthony Ianniello ‘19
Max Peck ‘18
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. YEA!’s direct mission is to help students embrace their passion, energy, creativity and talents, launch a venture, and view entrepreneurship as synonymous with success and freedom.
As part of the 33-week program, students work in close cooperation with local leaders of industry, community members, and educators to develop ideas and objectives, write business plans, pitch potential investors, obtain funding, register with governmental agencies, develop their brand identity and much more! By the end of the class, students own and operate fully functioning businesses that can be carried on after graduation.
Saint Andrew’s School is proud to be a platinum sponsor of YEA!, as well as being the home base for the program for 2015-2016.
In 2008, YEA! “spun-off” from the University of Rochester, where it was formed in 2004 with support from the Kauffman Foundation, to create its own not-for-profit corporation, YEA! Inc., which is currently launching sites in colleges, universities and high schools across the country to provide comprehensive, exciting entrepreneurship education, leadership development and innovation training to youth between the ages of 11 and 18 years old in the United States thereby making the program available to students at a variety of geographical regions, and providing them with skills they need to succeed in the 21st Century.
Congrats again to Max, Anthony, and Skylar for being accepted to YEA! and for hopefully becoming the next generation of young business leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs in the community.