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 currently accepting applications from 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.
Class will begin on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Rutgers Business School in downtown Newark and will be held every Monday thereafter. Please submit all applications by September 25, 2018.
Click here to watch the YEA! video
Click here to go to the national YEA! Website
Click here for the Newark YEA! Class of 2019 Flyer (feel free to print and share!)
Apply on-line for Newark YEA! until September 15
*Use promo code EARLY18 until September 15 to waive the application fee.
Click here to print and complete the paper application, due September 25
*There is no application fee when using the paper application.
Students will be notified by the end of September if they are selected for an interview.
Join us at the Newark Public Library in downtown Newark from 4-6 pm on Wednesday,
September 19 for our Info Session! We will meet in the Technology Center on the 3rd Floor.
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!