The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and Loudoun Economic Development Authority have launched the second year of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, a youth entrepreneurship program that matches local business leaders with middle- and high-school-aged students to help them develop and launch their own business or nonprofit.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a national program that partners with more than 100 Chambers of Commerce in 39 states to provide entrepreneurial training to students in grades 6 through 12.
“Entrepreneurial skills not only help someone launch a successful business, they also translate to any course of study or career path. Whether they launch a new business or social profit organization as a student or even later in life, our YEA students will gain the knowledge and experience that will set them on a path toward success no matter what they choose to do with their lives,” said Loudoun Chamber President Tony Howard.
The YEA! Loudoun program launched in 2016. This year’s class consists of 24 students ages 12 to 18, from schools throughout Loudoun County. Students will learn how to conceive and develop their business plans, how to pitch their business to investors and to market their product or service. The class concludes in May.
The Loudoun Young Entrepreneurs Academy is supported by the Claude Moore Foundation, Mclean Insurance, Unanet, SeKON, Backflow Technology, Integrus Holdings, REHAU, Successful Culture and K2M.
For more information, go to loudounchamber.org/YEA.