The Manhattan Beach Chamber will be launching the Young Entrepreneurs Academy for middle and high school children this winter. The program will start January 5, 2015 and last until June 2, 2015 meeting once a week from 5-8pm at Mira Costa High School.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a year-long program that teaches students in grades 6-12 how to start and run their own, REAL businesses. Students brainstorm business ideas, decide if they want to work by themselves or as a team, write a business plan, pitch their plan to investors for funding, and actually launch their own business or social movement. All of the learning is real and experiential. Students have the opportunity to leave the class as business owners, complete with a DBA and bank account!
The Chamber is currently looking for middle or high school students between the ages of 11-18 who are interested in starting their own business. Applications are being accepted, and student interviews are conducted, on a rolling basis. YEA! will grant admission to a maximum of twenty four students annually. Applications for the 2014-15 academic year will be accepted until December 12, 2014, or until such time as the class cap is achieved.
For more information on the program please contact the Manhattan Beach Chamber at 310.545.5313 or at www.ManhattanBeachChamber.com/YEA.