Who Are We? 

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a program of the Schuylkill Chamber Foundation. Volunteers from the business community deliver a robust curriculum. Students meet once a week for 3 hours on our host site Penn State Schuylkill Campus. The class takes field trips, hears from guest speakers, and works with mentors and other men and women from the business community. Students write a business plan and prepare a powerpoint presentation in order to pitch for funding to a panel of investors. Up to $9,000 may be awarded to viable student businesses. Read more about the YEA! Program here.

Want To Apply? 

Students in grade 6 through 12 may apply in the spring and summer. The early registration deadline with tuition discount is July 1st. Final registration is due October 1st and classes begin at the end of October. Registration forms can be downloaded here and scholarship applications can be found here

How To Support Us? 

YEA! is open to all students from across the region including public schools, private schools, charter schools, and home schools. Scholarships are offered to students for merit and need. If you would like to be a scholarship sponsor to assist a student with tuition contact the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce at 570-622-1942 or yea@schuylkillchamber.com. Monetary donations are made to Schuylkill Chamber Foundation and may be mailed to 1 Progress Circle, Suite 201 Pottsville Pennsylvania 17901.

If you would like to participate as a volunteer with the Academy contact the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce at 570-622-1942 or yea@schuylkillchamber.com

Contact Information 

Contact Person: Mary Jo Moss 

Email: yea@schuylkillchamber.com 

Office Number: 570-622-1942

Cell Number: 570-294-6568

Address: 1 Progress Circle, Suite 201 Pottsville Pennsylvania 17901

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