Leaders of MVCC and the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce annouced the launch of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA! this afternoon.
Throughout this projects-based program, 6th- 12th grade students will learn how to launch their own business or social movement.
"Get them thinking how they can start a business, help perculate those ideas, how to finance their business. We want to certainly instill in them that they can stay in this area - This is a vibrant community with a lot of help from mentors and people that can help them along the way," says Frank DuRoss, MVCC Executive Director of Institutional Advancement.
Yea! Is a 30- week program beginning in November and running through June at the MVCC Utica campus. It will be application based and 24 students will be able to participate.