The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Bloom Women’s Network to provide a new program that allows kids to start their own business.
Parents and a few students met at District 203’s administration building to learn about the city’s first Young Entrepreneurs Academy or YEA!
The 30-week program pairs kids with local business owners who guide students grades 6-12 through the process of starting a real company.
Kids come up with their own idea, pitch to a panel of investors and actually launch their business.
“Whether they launch the next Apple out of their garage or they or they go off to be a great business owner at your local insurance agent or a grocer, these kids will come out of here thriving entrepreneurs,” said Mike Evans, President and CEO of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Naperville’s program is one of 31 in 12 different states, including four in Illinois.
To get into the program, you must submit an application by May 31st.
For more information visit yeanaperville.com.
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