The Frisco Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is gearing up for the 2018-19 school year and is ready to transform more young minds.
YEA! is currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. The application closes Friday, Sept. 14, at 5 p.m.
The 25-week program is sponsored by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Frisco ISD. Its focus is to guide middle and high school students through the process of launching and running their own businesses through hands-on projects and activities.
YEA! provides students with guest speakers from the business community as well as trips to local businesses. Students develop professional, leadership and networking skills while simultaneously working on their business. They are also given the opportunity to participate in a national college scholarship competition.
“YEA! is a great opportunity for students and a wonderful investment of volunteers’ time and energy,” said Tony Felker, President/CEO of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. “Ultimately, it is an investment in the future business leaders of America.”
Students work with mentors to pinpoint their passions and convert their ideas into a complete business or social movement. Participants meet at the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center on Tuesday evenings at 4:45 p.m.
Applicants will be interviewed following the application deadline. For those selected, the student and parent orientation will take place in early October.
Interested parents and students are invited to attend an information session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4 for additional details. The event will be held at the CTE Center, 9989 Wade Boulevard.
To apply, click here.