Founded in 1991, Youth Entrepreneurs® is a nonprofit organization that equips middle and high school students with the entrepreneurial skills, values and vision to pursue their dreams. YE’s experiential curriculum has enabled more than 30,000 alumni across the nation to overcome barriers and seize opportunities for the betterment of themselves and others.
The culture of the YE program is different than most. Youth Entrepreneurs encourages choice, freedom, opportunity and experience through creating a market in the classroom in a variety of ways and by discussing the Foundational Values associated with actions in the classroom. Youth Entrepreneurs encourages choice, freedom, opportunity, and experience. In YE this is accomplished through our Foundational Values and creating a market in a number of different ways. These resources will guide you through creating and maintaining that culture in your classroom.
Youth Entrepreneurs defines entrepreneurship as finding ways to create value for oneself and for others in all aspects of life. The resources provided to you under this topic will help you better understand our Foundational Values and how to include them in your classroom discussions every day.
Youth Entrepreneurs defines entrepreneurship as finding ways to create value for oneself and for others in all aspects of life. This topic is full of resources designed to encourage your students to think and act like an entrepreneur at all times.
The 10 economic principles are highlighted in the resources found here. Sound Judgment, one of YE’s Foundational Values, cannot be present without basic knowledge of them! Plus, because they are activities-based, they’ll make teaching econ fun and engaging for your students!
Marketing is more than just advertising a product to a mass audience. It’s about knowing your customer through market research, understanding the best way to target them through media they already consume, developing a marketing plan and innovating on that product. The resources available within this topic will help you guide your students through all of these!
Under this topic, you’ll find resources to aid in teaching your students the basics of business finance like cost, profit and loss, return on investment and more – all in a way that is interactive and fun for your students!
Principled Entrepreneurship is a philosophy of mutual benefit between oneself and others. It’s about creating value through Sound Judgment, Responsibility, integrity and critical thinking skills. The resources found under this topic will inspire and motivate your student to apply Principled Entrepreneurship daily through an activity that has shown to be a transformative moment in the lives of many YE students.
The documents found in the section will assist you in completing the administrative tasks Youth Entrepreneurs asks of educators applying the program to their current business classes or the full YE traditional classroom program.