Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

January, 2020

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is continuing the innovative Young Entrepreneurs Academy with programming beginning in January, 2020.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting afterschool program that transforms local middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Through the six-month program, students in grades 7 - 12 work closely with local business leaders to cultivate and research business ideas, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, obtain funding, develop their brand and launch their business or social movement. They may also compete for significant college scholarships. By learning entrepreneurial skills before they exit high school, the students develop not only the business and social skills so often attributed to entrepreneurship, but the mindset that will help them achieve success with, and bring innovation to, all their future endeavors.

Additional Information:

  • December 6 is the final deadline for the application to be submitted.
  • The YEA! class meets once a week at Chadwick School on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • It is okay to complete Parts I and II and the Payment Information portions of the application along with $20 application fee and then submit it to us here at the Chamber office. Once we have your application, we will review it and contact you to set up an interview. We will conduct the interview and then ask you to proceed with Parts III and IV where you are asked to send us transcripts and letters of recommendation.
  • Tuition is $795. Please provide payment information on application. Note that payment will be NOT be processed before January 2, 2020.
  • Payment Option I: Payment in full, due no later than January 2, 2020
  • Payment Option II: Pay tuition in two installments, with first 50% due January 2, 2020 and second 50% due February 2, 2020.