Who We Are

What is Young Entrepreneurs Academy?

Changing Young People One Entrepreneur at a Time!

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Philadelphia helps middle school and high school students take their entrepreneurial skills to a new level in a year-long after school academic program that gives students project-based, hands-on, experiential education. YEA! teaches students to become entrepreneurs by offering them the opportunity to write a business plan, pitch to potential investors, obtain funding, and launch their REAL company or social movement. No business experience is needed – just creativity, enthusiasm and dedication.

YEA! Philadelphia is part of a national program that was founded in 2004 and developed at the University of Rochester with the support of a grant from the Kauffman Foundation. YEA! was introduced to the Greater Philadelphia community in 2013 and was the first YEA! program in the state.

YEA! Helps Students Prepare Themselves for Great Things

100% of YEA! Philadelphia students graduate from high school on time and go to college

The gender make up of YEA! students is 50% girls and 50% boys
51% of YEA! students are in middle school, exposing them to entrepreneurship and business at an earlier age
49% of YEA! students are first generation Americans
57% of YEA! students are under-represented minorities
25% of YEA! students were eligible or received scholarships based on financial needs

For more information:
Ellen Fisher, Executive Director
P: 610.446.4747
Email: [email protected]