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Educator and Student Summits Foster Transformations in Detroit

Youth Entrepreneurs exists to empower and mobilize educators so they are equipped to facilitate t...

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Painting Her Future Like a Savage

It all started in 2017 at Van Horn High School in Independence, Missouri, when Lizbeth Gonzalez d...

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River Rouge students launch fashion lines, cosmetics brands, more at 'Market Day'

Selling food, cosmetics, clothing and home goods, 27 pop-up businesses simultaneously opened in R...

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River Rouge students learn entrepreneurship, sell goods during 'Market Day'

Market Day at River Rouge High School

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Small business tackling big world challenges

While there are many arguments for the value realized by a community when an entrepreneur starts ...

What We Teach

Professional Development for Educators and Immersive Experiences for Students Yield High Dividends

Given the demands required of current students to succeed in the future workplace, the 21st centu...

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Field Trips: Opportunities to Increase Graduation Rates, Future Salary

In recent years, lower classroom budgets, standardized testing and increasingly rigid education r...

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Why my support is a moral obligation: A Partner's Story

For many of us, our mission to transform the lives of young people is personal. For Bruce Lee, it...

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Passion to Purpose: An Educator's Story

Josh Patterson isn’t a traditional educator. Two years ago, the Chaparral School District&r...

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A Summer to Remember: An Alumna's Story

When Victoria Xayaphet, a recent graduate from Truman High School in Independence, Missouri, arri...

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Highland Park students learn entrepreneurship skills for Market Day

Highland Park students learn entrepreneurship skills for Market Day

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Detroit Students Turn Entrepreneurship Curriculum Into Enterprises Youth Entrepreneurs Market Day gives students the opportunity to test their business ideas

DETROIT, MICH., – Students in the Detroit-area who are exploring entrepreneurship as a viab...

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Student of the Month: Lucero Laborin

Across the nation, hundreds of Youth Entrepreneurs students are celebrating everyday successes, b...

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Preparing Students for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet

“Many students in today’s world haven’t been given the latitude to experiment. ...

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Detroit: Opportunity City

Less than a decade ago, most had written Detroit off the map. Today, rekindled and reborn by thos...

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Student of the Month: Luis Villalba

Imagine it: A delicious packet of savory, corn-husk wrapped heaven, delivered right to your doors...

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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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Meet Renate Matthews: YE educator

Renate Matthews is a 13-year classroom veteran, but the last two completely transformed her minds...

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Student of the Month: Rich Garris

Drive, passion, opportunity, humility. For most, these words conjure thoughts of CEOs, venture ca...

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Passion is Fashionable

When Jairo Fernandez first joined the Youth Entrepreneurs class at Bishop Ward High School in Kan...

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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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Getting the most out of Market Day

YE’s Market Day initiative provides students the opportunity to run a mini business for a d...

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Meet Sarah Bown, YE Educator

Sarah Bown is a Digital Marketing teacher at  Truman, William Chrisman and Van Horn High Sch...

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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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Winning At All Costs: A Discussion on Foundational Values On & Off The Field

At Youth Entrepreneurs, our Foundational Values not only guide behavior, they are central to our ...

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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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5 Ways in 5 Days: Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) provides a great opportunity for educators to bring real-world...

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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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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...

What We Teach

Finding Students' Superpowers Through the Use of Sound Judgment

At Youth Entrepreneurs, our Foundational Values not only guide behavior, they are central to our ...

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Meet Bill

Bill Hanna is the retired President of Koch Industries and a long-time supporter of Youth Entrepr...

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Meet Cody

Cody Foster grew up in smalltown Stockton, Kan. But thanks to entrepreneurial roots, he grew up t...

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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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Responsibility in the Age of Crowdfunding

At Youth Entrepreneurs, our Foundational Values not only guide behavior, they are central to our ...

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YE Biz Bang 2018 Paves Way for Future

YE’s excited to announce, that together, with the support of generous donors, a record $2 m...

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Meet Thomas

Tom Staperfenne’s role as a Youth Entrepreneurs educator sets him up perfectly to teach mat...

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How We Teach Comparative Advantage in YE

In Youth Entrepreneurs, middle and high school students learn economic principles and gain an und...

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Meet Cindy

Cindy Schluckebier implements Youth Entrepreneurs curriculum with a unique twist - enabling ...

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How We Teach Sunk Cost in YE

In Youth Entrepreneurs, students learn how to use economic thinking to solve entrepreneurial prob...

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Meet Arthur

Arthur Hampton, Jr., is the Michigan Relationship Manager for Youth Entrepreneurs. “What go...

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Meet Kyle

Kyle Offutt is a YE alum who graduated from Wichita State University in 2017 with a degree in Eng...

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YE Alum Sets Stage for YE Summit Success

If two heads are better than one, dozens of bright students collaborating is best.The Youth Entre...

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Why we teach Self Interest in YE

In Youth Entrepreneurs, students learn how to use economic thinking to solve entrepreneurial prob...

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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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How we teach Subjective Value in YE

In Youth Entrepreneurs, students learn how to use economic thinking to solve entrepreneurial pr...

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Student of the Month: Hannah Williams

We’re celebrating YE student mindset-shift moments and everyday successes with our Student ...

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Educator Spotlight: Meet Courtney Nelson

Courtney Nelson is a first-year Youth Entrepreneurs educator at Corsicana High School in Corsican...

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Staff Spotlight: Meet Kasey Winegar

Kasey Winegar teaches YE to seniors at Fredonia High School in Fredonia, Kan. “In YE, we&rs...

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Educator Spotlight: Meet Renate Matthews

Renate Matthews teaches Youth Entrepreneurs to her students at Cornerstone Health & Technolog...

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Thank you, YE teachers

To our YE educators,It’s National Teacher Appreciation week, and we at Youth Entrepreneurs ...

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Five ways to think outside the box

“Thinking outside the box” is a common saying in entrepreneurial circles, and for goo...

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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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Women’s History Month: Five iconic female entrepreneurs

Youth Entrepreneurs exists to inspire a better future, empowering young people with the values an...

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Introducing the YE Student of the Month award

In Youth Entrepreneurs, our students experience a unique, interactive education model that instil...

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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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Staff Spotlight: Meet Whitney Wilson

Whitney Wilson is Curriculum Specialist at Youth Entrepreneurs. “YE has a way of helping ki...

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Supporter Spotlight: Meet Tom Willis

Tom Willis, the CEO and President of Conestoga Energy, is proud to support Youth Entrepreneurs. &...

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How we teach Personal Choice in YE

In Youth Entrepreneurs, students explore 10 key economic principles. Of the 10, four are called &...

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Staff Spotlight: Meet Sandy Marek

As Youth Entrepreneurs expands to a new market, Sandy Marek looks forward to leading the charge a...

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How we teach Freedom in YE

In Youth Entrepreneurs, we call the principles that guide behavior Foundational Values. These YE ...

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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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Looking back: The first YE class

For more than 25 years, Youth Entrepreneurs has equipped young people with the values and vision ...

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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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Entre-inspiration: Five daily habits of successful entrepreneurs

Daily habits shape life. And successful entrepreneurs are highly productive creatures of habit. T...

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How we teach Win-Win Focus in YE

At Youth Entrepreneurs, the principles that guide behavior are called Foundational Values. These ...

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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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Educator Spotlight: Meet Laverne Brown

Laverne Brown brings many years of corporate experience to her YE classroom. Teaching is Mrs. Bro...

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Why we teach Sound Judgment in YE

At Youth Entrepreneurs, the principles that guide our behavior are called Foundational Value...

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Staff Spotlight: Meet Michael Green

Michael Green began his career in corporate America, but never felt fulfilled. “I’d a...

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Supporter Spotlight: Meet Barrett Evans

Volunteer Barrett Evans is passionate about how YE equips students for professional success. &ld...

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Supporter Spotlight: Meet Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee is an avid supporter of Youth Entrepreneurs, sharing his time, talent and treasure to a...

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How YE students learn the value of knowledge

Values are the principles that inform our behavior, and we believe the YE values are central to h...

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Paper airplanes allowed: Why we break the rules in YE

In most classrooms, flying paper airplanes is certainly against the rules. But in YE, flying pape...

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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 Junior

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

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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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