ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM OFFERED TO JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS
Beginning this fall, CCSD15 junior high school students will have the unique opportunity to start and launch their own businesses by participating in the
Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)
, sponsored by the Palatine Chamber of Commerce.
Started at the University of Rochester in 2004, YEA! began as a weekly class, taught on the university campus. YEA! has since expanded to other colleges, chambers of commerce and high schools.
Over the course of the year, CCSD15 junior high students will brainstorm ideas, write business plans, pitch their plans to a group of investors, obtain funding, launch their enterprise and actually sell their products or services.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 YEA! after-school class.
to download and complete an application.
with the Palatine Chamber of Commerce with any additional questions.