The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a 30-week after-school program that teaches middle and high school students how to open their own business. During the program students brainstorm business ideas, write business plans, pitch those plans to a panel of investors for real money. The YEA! Founder/CEO Roundtable is a signature event which allows YEA! students (11-18), to hear inspiring stories from local top CEOs. This event is a 90 minute event that has a significant, and long lasting impact on the lives of budding entrepreneurs, helping them “connect the dots” between local businesses and the executives who those businesses to success.