Young Entrepreneurs Academy! (YEA!)
Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) transforms students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Through the year-long program, Webster CSD high school students generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own companies.
In the spring, Webster Schroeder and Webster Thomas high school students participating in our YEA! program pitch their ideas to local investors. Thank you to last year's investors! Please support these local businesses and organizations (linked below) just as they support our students, and watch the 2022 Investment Panel recording below.
The Webster YEA! students receiving the largest investment at each year's Investor's Panel advance to the finals of the YEA! Saunders Scholars Bright Ideas college scholarship competition to be held in June. There they vie for one of three scholarship awards ranging from $20,000 to $30,000 to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and an opportunity to display their product or service at Imagine RIT: Innovation Creativity Festival.
Webster CSD has been a proud participant in the YEA! since 2009.