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Southfield Middle School Music Class Teaching Production, Entrepreneurship

A Southfield Public Schools Middle School teacher is using music to teach business skills to his ...

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Evaluating the Theory of Change for Youth Entrepreneurs

This study sought to investigate the theory of change adopted by Youth Entrepreneurs (YE), an edu...

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Experiential Learning Curriculum Shown to Positively Impact Business Acumen and Self-Confidence in Students

Youth Entrepreneurs exists to instill Principled Entrepreneurship™ in young people through ...

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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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Entrepreneurship Program Alumni Tend to Have Healthier Personal Finances, Higher Career Satisfaction

The desire to determine Youth Entrepreneurs’s (YE) efficacy and impact has driven the need ...

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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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Opinion: Summer is season for entrepreneurship

While I understand and support the need to use standard instruction and testing to make sure our ...

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Entrepreneurship education inspiring second chances

At one prison in rural El Dorado, Kansas, two educators have teamed up to help inmates prepare to...

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Detroit’s Youth Entrepreneurs, Teaching High School Student The Art of Entrepreneurship

Looking for an engaging elective course and alumni program that prepares students for success in ...

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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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Fredericksburg Students to Grow Business Skills with New Entrepreneurship Program

FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS – Youth Entrepreneurs (YE), a national nonprofit organization, has la...

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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 ...

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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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Teaching Entrepreneurship is Experiential

The process of guiding students from concept to comprehension is a unique journey. Talented educa...

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The Guardian of YE Summit

From July 15-19, 300 Youth Entrepreneurs students will participate in the second annual YE Summit...

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Enid Student Wins Grant at Entrepreneurship Expo U.S. Nationals Presented By Youth Entrepreneurs

DETROIT, MICH. - Kynlee Skaggs, a student at Enid High School, was awarded $2,500 at the National...

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Fort Worth Students Wins Grant at Entrepreneurship Expo U.S. Nationals Presented By Youth Entrepreneurs

DETROIT, MICH. - Darius Ford, Zarian Thompson and Kameron Sanders, all students at Young Men&rsqu...

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Hogeland Student Wins Grant at Entrepreneurship Expo U.S. Nationals Presented By Youth Entrepreneurs

DETROIT, MICH. - Cord Schneider, a student at Chinook High School, was awarded $6,000 at the Nati...

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Kansas City Area Students Win Grants At Entrepreneurship Expo U.S. Nationals Presented By Youth Entrepreneurs

DETROIT, MICH. - Kiley Daniels, a student at Liberty North High School in Kansas City, Missouri, ...

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Wichita Students Win Grants At Entrepreneurship Expo U.S. Nationals Presented By Youth Entrepreneurs

DETROIT, MICH. - Reema Moussa, a student at The Independent School, was awarded $12,500; Nick Jac...

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Two Students Who Shined at the YE Pitch Competition

Last year’s The Big Idea competition has grown to become the National Invention Convention ...

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YE’s Partnership with the STEMIE Coalition Grows Stronger

In 2018, Youth Entrepreneurs partnered with the STEMIE Coalition (STEM + Invention + Entrepreneur...

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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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Artificial Intelligence and Putting Principles before Profits

Profit is a powerful motivator. But some things are more important than revenue. This story detai...

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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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Youth Entrepreneurs bringing National Summit to Detroit Key corporate sponsors on board to support the future of entrepreneurship, innovation and personal transformation

DETROIT, MICH. - More than 300 high school youth from across the country who have graduated from ...

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Three Resources for Entrepreneurial Educators

Youth Entrepreneurs exists to inspire a better future, equipping young people with the values and...

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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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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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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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Why we play games in YE

It’s no secret that games work in the YE classroom. Of course they’re fun, but they a...

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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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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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Paper Airplanes: Engaging Students Entrepreneurially

Looking for an excellent way to engage students in the process of rapid prototyping? Greg Kegley,...

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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 Bill

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

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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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Meet Thomas

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

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Meet Jeff

Jeff Johnson is President of Flint Hills National Golf Club in Andover, Kan., and has been a loya...

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Meet Cindy

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

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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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Now That You Know, What Will You Do?

Thomas Edison knew the world was too dark, Henry Ford knew the world was too slow, and Estee Laud...

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Student of the Month: Michelle Sanchez

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

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Educator Spotlight: Meet Mandi Bolinger

Mandi Bolinger is a YE teacher in an alternative high school in Mesa, Ariz. She’s taught YE...

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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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Supporter Spotlight: Meet Ron Vaupel

Ron Vaupel, President and CEO of Guardian Industries, supports Youth Entrepreneurs as a donor and...

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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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Business on the small screen: TV shows for budding entrepreneurs

YE equips young people with the values and vision necessary to pursue their dreams — and bu...

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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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Supporter Spotlight: Meet the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation

As Tulsa, Oklahoma’s leading convener for entrepreneurs and small businesses, the Lobeck Ta...

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How to bounce back when you're told no

Every entrepreneur, including those who have experienced the most success, have been told no. Ent...

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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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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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Four sources for smart inspiration

When you’re launching a business built around your passion, there are numerous resources av...

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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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Educator Spotlight: Meet Erik Nelson

Erik Nelson teaches at Camino Nuevo Charter School in downtown Los Angeles. This is his fifth yea...

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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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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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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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Why we teach Passion in YE

Principles that inform our behavior are called values, and at Youth Entrepreneurs, we believe the...

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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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Three Resources for Entrepreneurial Educators  

Youth Entrepreneurs exists to inspire a better future, equipping young people with the values and...

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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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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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