About Youth Entrepreneurial Academy
Independent Youth's primary program, Youth Entrepreneurial Academy (YEA) is a national program that focuses on educating students about the basics of entrepreneurship, providing educational information in an interactive format. During the Academy students are trained by an experienced YEA instructor. Over the course of the Academy, students gain an appreciation for entrepreneurship as they learn the process of starting and running a business. The Academy focuses on the basics of entrepreneurship and all that it entails. The program includes:
- Lectures on various facets of entrepreneurship
- IY student workbook and class pack
- Community Entrepreneur as a guest speaker
- An entrepreneur as a mentor
- Business plan, marketing collateral & business web page upon program completion
This interactive program educates students on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. On the first day of the Academy students are provided with a YEA workbook. These workbooks contain outlined lectures. As a YEA participant, students are able to apply weekly lessons to an ongoing standard business plan that is developed and completed during the course of the Academy.
Students who partake in the Youth Entrepreneurial Academy: build confidence while increasing leadership skills, develop and strengthen their entrepreneurial mindset, gain creative problem solving skills, learn financial literacy and responsibility, and increase social and networking skills.
Youth Entrepreneurial Academy Lesson Overview:
Key Elements of Starting a Business
Visibility through Branding & Marketing
Funding the Business Venture
The Ins & Outs of Operating a Successful Business
Youth Entrepreneurial Academy Locations:
Independent Youth's YEA program is aggressively expanding nationwide to increase its outreach, giving access to youth across the country. Below is a list of cities where the Youth Entrepreneurial Academies are currently held. Please continue to check back periodically to see if a Youth Entrepreneurial Academy program has come to your area. Click on the city closest to you to see a complete schedule of upcoming Academies.
St. Louis, Missouri