Education

Press Releases

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Accepting Applications

Check out why everyone is so excited about YEA!

WESTFIELD, N.J.--The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the extension of the application deadline for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program. YEA! will be accepting student applications from middle and high school students for the 2018 program until Dec. 15.

YEA! is an after-school program that guides students through launching and running their own businesses or social movements. The program will begin in early January 2018, with parent orientation prior, and run through May 2018. Note that this is a change to our original curriculum launch date of November 2017.

YEA! Program Manager Melinda Sanchez is excited about the application extension stating, “We’ve made this adjustment in line with our goal of making YEA! available to as many students in our communities as possible, and in order to accommodate ongoing requests from parents and students who wished to participate and now have the option with our updated schedule.”

Sign Up for E-News

YEA! is open to all students in grades 6-12. While in the Academy, students will receive all the necessary tools to launch real, legally-registered businesses. This includes access to experts such as attorneys, accountants, business mentors, and graphic designers. Students will also have an audience with investors for start-up funding, and the opportunity to compete for college scholarships.

Sanchez added, “The entire YEA team and I look forward to working with the bright minds of our young entrepreneurs who have so much to contribute!” Applications can be submitted online by Dec. 15 at www.yeausa.org/apply. The selection process is competitive. YEA! classes will be held at Union Catholic High School from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays from Jan. 9 through May 2. Contact Melinda Donio at ProgramMgr@yeawestfield.org or 856-993-3695 for more information about enrolling in YEA!

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a 501(C) 3 offering groundbreaking classes that teach middle and high school students how to start and run their own businesses. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of investors for startup funds, and launch and run their own, fully formed companies and social movements. The project-based program empowers students to take charge of their futures.

Founded in 2004 at the University of Rochester with support from the Kauffman Foundation, YEA! today serves thousands of students nationwide. In 2011, the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation became a national sponsor and partner of the Academy to help celebrate the spirit of enterprise among today's youth and tomorrow's future leaders. YEA! bridges the business and educational communities to fulfill its mission of teaching more students how to make a job, not just take a job. YEA! is made possible by The Kauffman Foundation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the E. Philip Saunders Foundation.

For more information, visit yeausa.org. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how the free enterprise system improves society and the economy. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. Sam’s Club Sam’s Club®, a division of Walmart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is a leading membership warehouse club offering savings and services to millions of members in 651 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Sam’s Club offers affordable access to innovative services for families and small business owner, including travel, payroll and HR services, protection plans, legal solutions, cash rewards and more. To learn more about time and money with Sam’s Club visit www.SamsClub.com/services. 

 

TAPintoElizabeth.net is Elizabeth’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TAPElizabeth and Twitter @TAPElizabeth. 

 

Download the TAPinto App!   Click here for Android.  Click here for iOS.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Elizabeth

Upcoming Events

Wed, January 24, 7:00 PM

Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains

Course on Biblical Interpretation Taught by ...

Education Religions And Spirituality

Wed, January 24, 7:30 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Florian Schantz Jazz Combo - Dixieland Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, January 28, 12:00 PM

Elmora Branch Library, Elizabeth

A Better You: A Preview of a Healthier 2018

Education Health & Wellness

New Jersey Reentry Corporation Site Grand Opening in Union County on Friday

January 18, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC), a nonprofit agency serving court-involved individuals, will host a grand opening of their new reentry site in Union County on Friday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m. 

The office is located at 214-A Commerce Place in Elizabeth, N.J. There is a possibility of Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver attending the ...

The Elizabeth PBA Seeks Assistance from Residents for Blood Drive

ELIZABETH, NJ--January is National Blood Donor Month and the Elizabeth Policeman’s Benevolent Association (P.B.A.) will be sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, January 18, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Elizabeth Police Headquarters located at 1 Police Plaza.

The American Red Cross maintains that blood donation is critical for the following reasons:

Every two seconds ...

Champions of Magic Coming to Rahway for Sunday Show at Union County Performing Arts Center

January 19, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - World class Illusionists, the Champions of Magic, are set to perform 2 p.m. Sunday at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway.

The show is part of the Sensory Friendly Theatre series sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“Sensory Friendly Theatre offers a welcoming, non-judgmental space for children with autism and other ...

Online Retailer Amazon Rejects Somerville as Potential Location for Massive “HQ2”

January 19, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Amazon released its short list of  20 potential sites to build a massive east coast headquarters Thursday, disappointing more than 200 other cities and smaller towns that had salivated over the prospect of 50,000 new jobs and billions of dollars in associated economic benefits – including Somerville.

The 20 finalists include the city of Newark; a total of 238 ...

Letter to the Editor: Make the Road New Jersey Condemns End of Protected Status for 250,000 Salvadorans

January 9, 2018

Recently the Trump administration announced the end of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans. Effective Sept. 9, 2019, nearly 200,000 people who have been living and working legally in the U.S. for almost two decades, who have American families, homes, and businesses, will be subject to deportation. 10,000 Salvadoran TPS holders currently reside in New Jersey.

Make the Road New ...

Dog Found in Roselle Still Being Held at Newark Shelter

January 15, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - A dog that was found on January 9, is still being held at the Newark Animal Shelter because no owner has claimed him. 

Roselle Police said the dog was found in the area of the Roselle side of Warinanco Park. The dog has a distinct blue eye and brown eye. Police also said the animal was checked and had no chip or tags. 

The Newark Animal Shelter ...

Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Concerned About His Legacy; Punishing Legitimate Media Organizations and Small Businesses Isn’t the Answer; Regulation Is

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If ...

Holy Spirit School Kicks-Off Catholic Schools Week 2018

January 22, 2018

Catholic Schools Week kicks off at the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Spirit Church on Sunday, January 28.  An Open House is open to ALL from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the school after Mass. 

Holy Spirit School offers a faith-based education bolstered by a robust curriculum of core subject areas and specials taught by certified professionals.  Holy Spirit School offers ...