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Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting program that transforms local high school students into confident entrepreneurs, ready to turn their passions into reality. At the end of the academic year-long program, students pitch their business ideas at a local level for an opportunity to compete in the semifinal and final competitions in New York & Washington D.C. This year, the Lyles Center will serve 6 classes from 5 high schools, in 3 different school districts. Approximately 150 students will be participating.

For more information on YEA!, browse through the YEA! website.

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The following schools are currently offering YEA! programs and classes to their students:

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Are you looking for rewarding community service hours? Are you a business major looking for exposure in entrepreneurship? Volunteer with Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)

 

There are a number of ways to volunteer with Fresno State's Young Entrepreneurs Academy. We have In-Class competitions at local high schools along with a Finals Competition at our Fresno State campus. Please see below for more details or to volunteer.

 

In-Class Competitions

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High school students are getting the chance to share their business plans and ideas. This is a great opportunity for college students to utilize skills to analyze and judge business plans. If you are interested in volunteering for our In-Class competitions, click here!

 

Finals Competition

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Bullard, Central West, McLane, Roosevelt, and Reedley Middle College High Schools all have an opportunity to compete for a chance to win monetary awards and a trip to the New York Nationals! With your help, you can change the life of a young Entrepreneur and give them the chance of a lifetime! If you are interested in volunteering for our Finals Competition, click here!