The YEA! Chicago Entrepreneur Girls Program is focused on building the skills and confidence for girls to thrive in business and life. Over the course of the six-month program, students learn how to select, research, vet, develop, and market a business. From idea generation to pitching their businesses for startup investment funds, this course is truly transformative.
The only all-girls Young Entrepreneurs Academy chapter in the United States, this powerful curriculum is also about how to do business, focusing on the principles and values that go into doing business well — communication, business etiquette, accountability, integrity, courage, and perseverance among others. Because as we know, becoming an entrepreneur isn’t for the faint of heart!
Our six-month after-school program begins every October and ends in April. Classes for the 2023-2024 cohort will be held in downtown Chicago on Wednesday evenings from 4:30-7pm except for holidays and winter break starting on October 4th.
Interested in Mentoring a Student?
We are searching for Business Mentors for the fall YEA! Chicago cohort. In just 6-10 weeks, your expertise could shape a student’s business vision, guide them to create a robust business plan, and prepare them for the Investor Panel pitch presentation. These 6th-12th grade students are the future of business, and you could be their guiding light!
Interested? Submit the interest form below!
Class will be held on Wednesdays from 4:30-7pm from October 4, 2023 – April 2024
Please note that class days and times are subject to change depending on level of interest and availability of students. We take care to offer our programs at a time that is mutually convenient for students, instructors, and staff. Thank you for your flexibility!
Middle School and High School girls (aged 11-18) in the Chicago area
Our Entrepreneurship Program for Girls is about building the skills and confidence for girls to thrive in business and life. The program teaches students how to select, research, vet, develop, and market a business. From idea generation to pitching their businesses for startup investment funds, this six-month course is truly transformative.
Downtown Chicago. All details will be shared well in-advance of the October start date. If you will not be able to attend in-person class sessions, please do not submit the application below. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for understanding!
$695 – We can work with you to devise a payment plan and financial assistance is available for selected students with proven financial need.
If you are interested in applying for the our 2023-2024 cohort that will meet in downtown Chicago, please complete the application below. Thank you!