• Upcoming Events Upcoming Events

    Join us for a Student/Parent information session:

    Wednesday, May 25th

    6:00 - 7:00 pm 

    Visalia Unified School District Office

    5000 W. Cypress Ave

    We will review the YEA! program, schedule, course work, events, and application materials. Please RSVP to nicola@visaliachamber.org


  • 2015-2016 YEA! Class





  • What is YEA! What is YEA!

    The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a year long academic academy hosted by the Visalia Chamber of Commerce that teaches core entrepreneurial skills to middle and high school students. Any student who has ever wanted to start or run their own business will take the steps necessary to launch a small business while participating in hands on learning experiences in the YEA! program. 

    Students participating in YEA! will: 

    • Brainstorm ideas
    • Write a business plan
    • Pitch their business to local investors
    • Recieve start-up funding
    • File DBA paperwork
    • Participate in a Tradeshow to launch their business

    Students will interact with local entrepreneurs and business leaders through guest lectures, field trips, mentors, panelists, and judges.

    Watch the 2015 YEA! Finalists talk about thier businesses

    YEA! Finalist Video 

    Click here to learn more about the National YEA! program 

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