Junior Achievement USA (JA) and YEC recently launched the largest peer-to-peer entrepreneurship effort in the nation to match Millennial entrepreneurs as volunteers and mentors for students through JA's high school programs, such as JA Company Program®. As part of this partnership, YEC members will go into classrooms across the country and share their experiences as entrepreneurs with high school students participating in JA programs.
Last month, in honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014, nine YEC members participated in a mentorship program at Brooklyn Preparatory High School.
The opportunity, powered by Spark BusinessSM from Capital One®, was a collaborative event between Junior Achievement, YEC and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The nine local entrepreneurs spoke to 130 10th graders, each telling students of their personal stories of entrepreneurial success.
YEC presenters included Joe Apfelbaum, Founder of Ajax Union; Michael Parrish DuDell, Entrepreneur, Speaker and Best-Selling Author; Alex Frias, Co-Founder and President of Track Meeting Group; Brian Honigman, Marketing Consultant, Writer and Speaker; Deepti Kapur, Founder of Food to Eat; Kim Kaupe, Co-Founder of ZinePak; Eli Ostreicher, CEO at Regal Wings; Kate Wheatcroft, Founder of Bien Cuit; and Rebecca Zorowitz, Founder of Ooh La La Brands.
YEC is always looking for great opportunities to spread the word about entrepreneurship. If you know of an amazing organization that we should consider teaming with as part of our Mentorship Network, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.