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September 27, 2012 - 3:07pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, Batavia Lions Club, YEA!.

Press release:

Do you know a middle- or high-school student, age 11-18, who is interested in starting his or her own REAL business or social movement? If so, they might be a great candidate for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) and the full-tuition scholarship provided by the Batavia Lions Club!

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 leave the class as business owners, complete with a DBA and bank account!

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is currently accepting applications for 2012-2013 academic year. YEA! will grant admission to a maximum of 24 students annually in each class. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 12.

Please note that Avon students who are interested in applying for the full-tuition scholarship must submit both the standard application as well as the scholarship application, which can be downloaded at www.yeausa.org

Classes will be held at the University of Rochester (Tuesday evenings), Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Corporate Headquarters (Wednesday evenings) and SUNY Geneseo (Thursday evenings). All classes meet from 4-7 p.m. beginning in November and ending in June.

Classes do not meet during school breaks and holiday recess. Books and supplies will be provided every week to those students who are accepted into the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.

For more information, and to download an application and/or scholarship application, please visit www.yeausa.org <http://www.yeausa.org> , email [email protected], or call 585-272-3535.

Still want to learn more? You can also feel free to visit the YEA! YouTube site at http://www.youtube.com/user/myyeausa, or check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YEAInc <http://www.facebook.com/YEAInc>.

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