Newark Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)
NRBP’s Newark Young Entrepreneurs Academy (Newark YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting program that transforms Newark middle and high school students into genuine, confident entrepreneurs. Through the 25-week program, students generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own companies. The class is comprised of about 20 students who apply and are interviewed for participation in the program. Students that are accepted into the program participate free of charge.
Click here to read about the experience of 2018 Newark YEA! participant Kutorkor Kotey.
Newark YEA! is open to creative, determined, and enthusiastic students in grades 6-12 who want to be entrepreneurs. Most students are referred to YEA! by teachers, principals and administrators, but applications are available on an individual basis as well. We are not accepting applications at this time.
Click here to watch the YEA! video
Click here to go to the national YEA! Website
For more information, please contact YEA! Program Manager Emily Manz
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-856-9076.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED: Entrepreneurs, business mentors and more
In addition to recruiting students, Newark YEA! invites adult entrepreneurs and business people to participate in YEA! by serving as teachers, business mentors, guest speakers, business plan reviewers and more. Please contact NRBP’s President & CEO Chip Hallock if you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities.
Thanks to the following for sponsoring the 2018-2019 Newark YEA! program:
Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development; Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ; Newark Regional Business Partnership; PNC Bank; Rutgers Business School; Rutgers University-Newark; and Verizon.
Special thanks to Community Partner Newark Public Schools for their support!