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Get to know YE educators

The YE educators equip young people with the values and vision to pursue their dreams. Because of dedicated YE teachers, students learn to believe in themselves and what they can accomplish. Get to know our YE educators.

Youth Entrepreneurs educators have the entrepreneurial spirit themselves.

Of new teachers in the 2017-18 school year, nearly half have owned a business. Almost 60% have a parent or guardian who has owned a business. One in three have a sibling who has owned a business, and more than 80% have a close family friend who is an entrepreneur.

90% of YE educators either have owned a business or want to launch one someday. And if they hadn’t started a business before, 41% planned to start a business in the next 1-5 years, or hoped to start one in the future.

Educators teach YE in a wide variety of environments.

We’ve designed the Youth Entrepreneurs curriculum to be versatile and adaptable, and educators have applied the YE lessons in many different structures and settings. While many teach YE in a traditional schedule, with the class taking place five days a week, many others teach in a block or modified block schedule. Sessions can be 50 minutes or shorter, or clock in at over 100 minutes each! YE educators implement the curriculum in semesters, quarters, trimesters and nine-week blocks. 

And YE takes place across a wide variety of disciplines too. From social studies and civics to language arts, marketing and economics, educators use Youth Entrepreneurs to enhance their course no matter what the subject area. Traditionally, YE is a credit-bearing course delivered by a YE-trained educator and tailored for length. But educators have also found it impactful in nontraditional settings, like homeschool environments, after-school programs, summer enrichment, labs, alternative schools and correctional facilities.
Educators teach in small and large schools, in small and large communities.

The YE curriculum is built to equip students to overcome obstacles, no matter the community they call home. Youth Entrepreneurs educators teach in large metropolitan areas, including Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Atlanta, as well as medium-sized metro areas like Louisville, St. Louis and Kansas City. But our presence is equally strong in smaller cities, like Wichita, Kan., Topeka, Kan., and Greensboro, N.C. Explore all the regions where YE is today. Don’t see a YE presence in your area? Contact us to bring YE to your community.

If you’re an educator interested in bringing YE to your school, then let’s start the conversation. Join us in creating an entrepreneurial movement in education.