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Thunderbird Charities Helps Expand Youth Entrepreneurs in Metro Phoenix

PHOENIX, ARIZ. – Every child deserves a chance to succeed and educators at 19 Phoenix-...

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Washington Redskins Launch Education Based Leadership Development Program in Partnership with Youth Entrepreneurs

LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA. — The Washington Redskins and the Washington Redskins Charitable Founda...

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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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Youth Entrepreneurs expands in Michigan from 10 schools to 29

DETROIT, MICH. – Educators in 29 schools across Michigan are now teaching students how to u...

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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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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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Professional Development with a Side of Transformation

During the transformational experience of YE Summit, alumni were given many opportunities to netw...

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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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Insiders: The Alumni Helping Make the YE Summit a Reality

This summer, Youth Entrepreneurs is hosting the second annual YE Summit in Detroit, Michigan. The...

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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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The Big Idea 2019: Bigger Than Ever

On May 29, twenty Youth Entrepreneurs students from around the country flew into Detroit, Michiga...

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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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Student of the Month: Lucero Laborin

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

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How an educator connection can change everything

James Harris was a 4.0 student … who went to a youth detention center for possession of ma...

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Fyre Festival: The value of sound judgment

In the spring of 2017, “luxury music festival” goers converged in the Bahamas for a s...

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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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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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Not your average teacher training

This July, hundreds of educators will head to Detroit for a transformative refill at one of educa...

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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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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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Three steps to turning big ideas into big opportunities

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: Rich Garris

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

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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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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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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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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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Native Kansas family announces gift to Youth Entrepreneurs in Topeka

Topeka, Kan. – Students at four local high schools will soon have even more growth and lead...

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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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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 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 DJ

DJ Fisher attributes his successful career as a professional sports agent to an experience he had...

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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 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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Student of the Month: Michelle Sanchez

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

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The Power to Pose

Amy Cuddy, in her TED Talk from June 2012, discusses how body posture can boost your confide...

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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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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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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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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 the Wamego community supports its YE students

Community support helps Youth Entrepreneurs thrive — and that spirit of partnership is aliv...

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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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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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How we teach Opportunity in YE

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

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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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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 Passion in YE

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

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Classroom Cash: How classroom currency teaches entrepreneurism

Youth Entrepreneurs brings markets to life by implementing a classroom economy. One of the keys t...

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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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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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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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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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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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