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Small town girl, big city passion

Raised in Western Kansas, in a community best known for feedlots and its agricultural prowess, it...

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The one thing every student needs

Youth Entrepreneurs provided a single opportunity. Luke Hurt took it from there.  In the fa...

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The three-day event that changes everything

The 2019 YE Summit is revving up and heading straight for Detroit, and it’s hauling a full ...

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Teen entrepreneur finds a sweet opportunity 

Candy addicts, moms and dentists know the cavity-inducing downside of sugary snacks. In Michigan,...

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Turning challenge into triumph

His story is one of challenge and triumph, failure and success. He’s a fighter, a father, a...

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2019 YE Summit: Applications Open Now!

Get revved up, YE Summit July 15-19, 2019 A transformational experience is headed for downtown D...

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Family & Foundational Values

Gavin Darr may only be in his first year of teaching, but his familiarity with Youth Entrepreneur...

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Opportunity is Everywhere

Maribel Sanchez knows a thing or two about opportunity. Her parents moved to Dodge City, Kan., fr...

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Vandalism, social justice and the power of being principled

Today, we explore a story of Facebook justice that took an unexpected turn. This story happened i...

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Just Try It: The Power of Networking

What’s in it for me? It’s a question we know students often ask themselves before dec...

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Coffee Talk: The Power of Partnerships

Murray Moore is no stranger to entrepreneurship. He started his first business as a 7-year-old. B...

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To Go Forward, Get Uncomfortable

For as long as he could remember, Terrell White Jr.  knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur, h...

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Generous Contributions Will Support Youth Entrepreneurs® in Detroit and Around the U.S.

DETROIT, MICH. – The history of innovative music and the future of entrepreneurship educati...

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To The Stars Through Difficulties

Igniting a passion. Opening doors to new opportunities. Transforming mindsets. At Youth Entrepren...

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Three Wichita students win grants at Youth Entrepreneurs national big idea competition

Wichita, Kan. – Nick Flores, a junior from Wichita East High School, was awarded $4,000; Sa...

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Liberal student wins grant at Youth Entrepreneurs national big idea competition

Wichita, Kan. – Kaden Classen, a senior from Liberal High School, was awarded $1,000 at the...

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Kansas City, Bonner Springs and Independence students win grants at Youth Entrepreneurs national big idea competition

Wichita, Kan. – Evelyn Molina, a junior at J.C. Harmon High School, was awarded $1,500; Tay...

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Detroit student wins grant at Youth Entrepreneurs national big idea competition

Wichita, Kan. – Dylan McConnell, a sophomore from Cornerstone Health + Technology High Scho...

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Snellville students win grant at Youth Entrepreneurs national big idea competition

Wichita, Kan. – Darion and DeAndre Nelson, juniors from South Gwinnett High School in Snell...

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Phoenix, Mesa and Casa Grande students win grants at Youth Entrepreneurs national big idea competition

Wichita, Kan. – Chris Brown, a senior from Sun Valley High School in Mesa, was awarded $2,5...

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Youth Entrepreneurs announces plan to accelerate growth and impact across the U.S.

Wichita, Kan. – Youth Entrepreneurs® (YE), a program launched more than 25 years ago to...

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Community leaders unite to provide more students with access to entrepreneurial education

Wichita, Kan. – Thousands of high school students in locations across the U.S. will now get...

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Meet Debbie Johnson

Debbie Johnson teaches Youth Entrepreneurs at The Independent School in Wichita, Kan. In addition...

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Meet Chas

Youth Entrepreneurs teaches Chas Malone to value education and convinces him to pursue a college ...

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Alumni Spotlight: Meet Kevin Hernandez

YE alum Kevin Hernandez just completed his sophomore year at Kansas State University, where he&rs...

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Alumni Spotlight: Meet Cody Hanna

Youth Entrepreneurs alum Cody Hanna recently completed his freshman year at Kansas State Universi...

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Alumni Spotlight: Meet Juanae

Juanae Johnson participated in a nontraditional Youth Entrepreneurs program more than 20 years ag...

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Supporter Spotlight: Meet Westar Energy

Based in Topeka, Kan., Westar Energy is Kansas’ leading electric utility provider and proud...

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Student Spotlight: Meet Gissele Mosqueda

“Youth Entrepreneurs is not just about learning how to run a business. It’s about cha...

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Supporter Spotlight: Meet Ben Hutton

Ben Hutton, CEO of Hutton Construction, gives to Youth Entrepreneurs as both a donor and a volunt...

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The YE student who made $64,000 in one day

Kevin Dao is rich. No, he didn’t win the lottery. He wasn’t on the ground floor of a...

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Alumni Spotlight: Meet Adreon Horn

YE alum Adreon Horn is now a senior at Topeka High School. After graduation, he looks forward to ...

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Alumni Spotlight: Meet Jaren Hemphill

Youth Entrepreneurs equipped Jaren Hemphill, YE alum, with the skills and confidence to transform...

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Alumni Spotlight: Meet Sierra Brown

“Youth Entrepreneurs taught me that there are people out there who are working hard to ensu...

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Supporter Spotlight: Meet Steve Tatum

After graduating from Oklahoma State, Steve Tatum began his career with Koch Industries. Steve&rs...

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Why entrepreneurial education? The role entrepreneurism can play in your classroom

The business classroom is a great place for YE curriculum to be taught, and YE students learn cri...

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Alumni Spotlight: Meet Akeyjah Charles

YE alum Akeyjah Charles’ passion for photography led her to found her own photography busin...

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Pursuing their passion: YE Alumni

Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and discover small businesses — and in the Sm...

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Foundations: YE Impact 2016-2017

Youth Entrepreneurs transforms the mindsets of young people, inspiring them to pursue their dream...

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Alumni Spotlight: Meet J.D. Young

YE alum J.D. Young is the proud owner of a growing shaved ice empire: Funky Monkeys Shaved Ice. &...

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How YE students learn to be principled

Values are the principles that guide our behavior, and we believe ours are integral in leading st...

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Why we play games in YE

Youth Entrepreneurs offers an innovative and interactive curriculum through educators who passion...

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Alumni Spotlight: Meet Akinbola Richardson

Akinbola Richardson (Akin for short) participated in Youth Entrepreneurs as a student at Grady Hi...

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Alumni spotlight: Meet Hamid

Hamid | North High School | Wichita, KansasHamid Bakhtiari was already aware of his entrepreneuri...

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Alumni Spotlight: Meet Chante

Chante | Topeka High School, 2011 | Topeka, KansasChante loves going back to high school. Sometim...

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Alumni Spotlight: Meet Junior

Junior | Garden City High School, 2013 | Garden City, Kansas“YE’s role in my story is...

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Why we teach responsibility in YE

Values are the principles that guide our behavior, and we believe our values are integral in lead...

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Alumni Spotlight: Meet Tien Huynh

After a transformational Youth Entrepreneurs experience, Tien Huynh went on to major in entrepren...

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