PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT SERVING ALLEGANY, CATTARAUGUS, & CHAUTAUQUA COUNTIES
 
  
Center for Regional Excellence
   4039 Route 219, Suite 200
   Salamanca, New York  14779
   Phone: 716.945.5301 
   Fax: 716.945.5550


 

  
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   Young Entrepreneurs Academy YEA!


YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY (YEA!) PROGRAM
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting program that transforms local middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs.  Through the year-long program, students in grades 6-12 generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own companies.  Teaching kids how to make a job, not just take one in Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties.

Start as a student, finish as a CEO! Students ages 11 to 18 and in grades 6-12 are eligible to apply.  This program offers students the chance to:

  • Connect with local entrepreneurs
  • Develop hands-on entrepreneurial epxerience to launch thier own business or
    social movement
  • Pitch to a panel of investors for startup funding
  • Gain confidence in their ideas, abilities and presentation skill

For more information on this program, contact Halley Kottwitz at hkottwitz@southerntierwest.org or call 716-945-5301 ext. 2207.


Visit the YEA! website.