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 13th is the final deadline for applications to be submitted. Please contact the Chamber office if you cannot meet this deadline and we will work with you.
  • Class meets once a week, every Tuesday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Chadwick School.
  • First class is January 7th.
  • It is okay to initially complete and submit to us the following parts only, of the application:
    • Part I – Student Information
    • Part II – Student Response
    • Part V – Payment Information

    Once we have received this, we will review it and then contact you to arrange a meeting date for a brief personal 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.

    You are of course free to complete and submit the entire application at one time - Parts I, II, III, IV & V. However, we have found that completing Parts III & IV (where you are asked to collect transcripts and letters of recommendation) can often take time, delaying submission of your application. Therefore we have offered as a courtesy, the abovementioned process.

  • Tuition is $795. Please provide payment information on the application as directed. Note that payments will be NOT be processed before January 2, 2020.
  • There are two payment options:
    • Option I: Payment in full, due no later than January 2, 2020
    • Option II: Pay tuition in two installments, with the first 50% due January 2, 2020 and the second 50% due February 2, 2020.
  • Do not hesitate to contact Eileen Hupp or Ann Sidler at the Chamber office with any questions or concerns! [email protected] [email protected]

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