The Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP!) is an exciting 40-hour program that transforms high school students into budding entrepreneurs. Through this program, students in grades 9 – 12 will learn the basics of entrepreneurship, cultivate and research business ideas, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, learn how to obtain funding, develop their brand, and launch their business or nonprofit. By learning entrepreneurial skills, the students develop not only the business and social skills attributed to entrepreneurship but will also help them achieve success and bring innovation to their future endeavors.
7 weeks for 5 days a week (60 minutes a day for learning and 15 minutes of workshops per day).
Week 1: The Entrepreneurial Perspective the Entrepreneurial Journey and Pathway
Week 2: The Ethical & Social Responsibilities of Entrepreneurship Creativity, Innovation, and Invention
Week 3: Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportunity Problem Solving & Need Recognition Techniques
Week 4: Telling Your Entrepreneurial Story/Ideas & Pitching them Entrepreneurial Marketing & Sales
Week 5: Entrepreneurial Finance & Accounting Launch for Growth to Success Business Structure Options: Legal, Tax, & Risks Issues
Week 6: Business Model & Plan Building Networks & Foundations
Week 7: Final Presentations