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Melissa Flynn, the program manager for Lincoln Square’s YEA! Class of 2013, puts it all in perspective: “These young students lack the fear of failure that many adults have that stop adults from trying something new. Stop being logical and just start writing it out. The logic part comes later.” Think about it! So true.
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Click here to see what business professionals are saying about YEA! http://yeausa.org/pdf/What%20People%20Are%20Saying%20Flyer.pdf
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“Entrepreneurship and teaching students about competition and market are all very important parts of the YEA! program, but really it’s on the way to turning them in to leaders with values and character. That’s what YEA! is all about.”-Ronald B. Knight, Lifetime Trustee, University of Rochester.
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David Koretz, Founder and CEO of BlueTie, Inc., says the following about YEA!:
“We found a new breed of entrepreneurs coming out of this program–social entrepreneurs–people that were going to contribute back to the community, people that were going to add value to helping people that were in dire need.”
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YEA! Alum Justin Hillery of Rochester, NY is taking his determination to new heights with his company, Strong Arm Technologies. Hillery won a $100,000 prize at the MIT Mass Challenge in 2012, a $25,000 prize at Rochester’s Regional Business Plan Competition, $75,000 at the NYS Business Plan Competition in Albany, and was given a check for $300,000 from Excell Partners, Inc., the first round of a total of $900,000 in investments that Strong Arm will use to establish a manufacturing and distribution system in the Rochester area.
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Did you know that YEA! students have been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, have auditioned for ABC’s “Shark Tank” and have been finalists in Walmart’s Get on the Shelf Competition?! To learn how you can support the YEA! program in your community, visit www.yeausa.org.
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Be sure to check back for class pictures…we will be posting them throughout the year to document the students’ experience!
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We are always looking for new places for our student business field trips! Here’s some perspective from a field trip host in Rochester, NY, who has been with the program for 9 years! “YEA! works on a lot of different skills for students that ultimately will help them be leaders in whatever they choose to do.”-Helen Miller, Co-Owner, Scott Miller Salon, Spa, Store.
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YEA! students across the country are always creating bigger and bigger goals for themselves! Whether it’s customer acquisition, getting into that dream college, or growing their businesses, YEA! sets them up for success!
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Want to learn how you can contribute to the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, how to get involved, or just learn more information about it? Visit www.yeausa.org or contact Robert Goltz at Robert@MiramarPembrokePines.org or call at (954) 432-9808.
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“The impact that students can make on hundreds and maybe thousands of other people down the road, I think that there is a multiplier effect that plays here. That is why YEA! is worth your time.”-Steve Sauer, President of Toshiba Business Solutions, NY, and YEA! Advisory Board Member.
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Check out this video created by the Texas Farm Bureau. It features YEA! alum Connor Christian and his invention, Rubber Boot Buddy. Positive attention all around! Go Connor! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200166025016146
A creative mind and a knack for building allowed Conner Christian of Angleton to win a $30,000 scholarship and start a thriving new business with the...
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