Nine students from the Meridian Chamber's Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) at Renaissance High School will receive business and networking advice and face to face interaction in a roundtable format with area CEOs on Tuesday, February 16.
Currently Participating CEO's include:
Jen Browning, CEO Family Counseling Services
Stephanie Camarillo, CEO Molly Maid
Jeffrey Hall, CEO NW Commercial Advisors
Nathan Mueller, CEO Saasfocus & ScaleStation
The CEOs will volunteer one-on-one time with middle- and high-schoolers while answering their questions as they prepare to launch and run their own businesses as part of their YEA! class.
The public is invited to attend. Please do RSVP so we can arrange for seating and light refreshments.
YEA! teaches kids ages 11 to 18 how to identify their passions, develop a business idea, write a business plan, pitch investors for funding, and obtain all the necessary components to create a fully, formed and functioning business or social movement by the end of the 30-week class.
As a non-profit organization, YEA! relies on the generosity of the community and of sponsors; people who identify with entrepreneurship and want to help pave the way for the future business leaders of tomorrow. “YEA! strengthens the community, and the community strengthens YEA!,” said Gayle Jagel, Founder and CEO of YEA!. “Our program managers and instructors seek out people in every facet of the business community to help our students’ dreams become reality.”
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/625752250923084/
Thursday, March 31 Investor Panel event (think Shark Tank!)
Saturday, April 30 Tradeshow at The Village
Thursday, May 5 Graduation ceremony