The Young Entrepreneur Program (YEP) is an award-winning, innovative curriculum that introduces young people to entrepreneurship through hands-on experience and project-based learning.
By teaching participants how to turn their innovative ideas into viable businesses, the program focuses on developing a participant’s entrepreneurial mindset and soft skills. These core competencies are critical to personal and professional success.
The 14-week fall series focuses on exploring concepts related to entrepreneurship and exploring business ideas and opportunities. Any Champaign County high school student is welcome to attend. Each session you attend earns you a chance to win cool prizes.
The fall series is designed to prepare students for the 12-week spring accelerator program that culminates in a pitch competition the first Sunday in May. Participants have the opportunity to win up to $5000 in seed funding and prizes to support their next steps in business and personal development. Those interested in participating are encouraged to apply.
Meets Mondays from 5:30–7 pm.