Hello student applicant! Are you ready to turn your talents and passions into a real business? Before you get started, carefully read the six simple application instructions/steps below:
Step 1: Talk to your parent or guardian. You’ll need permission to participate. Specific student and parent/guardian contact information is required to complete the application.
Step 2: Prepare written answers to two of the following three questions:
1: Why are you interested in learning about entrepreneurship?
2: If you are currently in the process of launching your own business or social movement or if you have an idea for a business or social movement, please describe.
3: What entrepreneurial story, either from the past or present, inspires you? Please describe.
Step 3: Prepare a brief essay (approximately 300 words) on the following topic:
Describes a situation when you demonstrated at least two of the following characteristics of successful entrepreneurs: persistence, inquisitiveness, self-confidence, tolerance for failure, creativity, innovation, initiative, competitiveness, commitment, strong management and organizational skills.
Step 4: Prepare a brief essay (approximately 300 words) on the following topic:
What role do you typically play when working on a team? Describe the importance of this function in the completion of a goal/project
Step 5: Upload your academic transcript or report card.
Step 6: Upload a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, sports coach, club advisor, church leader, a personal mentor, etc.
Have you gathered everything above? You’re ready to begin!
Please make sure you have filled out all sections that have an asterisk(*) next to them.
To be considered for the YEA Class of 2020, all application materials will be due by June 14th. If needed, you will be contacted for an in-person interview.
*Please note if you are asked to be interviewed, interviews will be taking place in July of 2019. If you are unable during that month please email Program Manager, KC Repage at firstname.lastname@example.org after you have submitted your application.
Thank you for applying to the YEA Program!