Young Entrepreneurs Academy Now Accepting Applications

September 20, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber is now accepting applications for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy for middle and high school children this fall through September 20.

The program will commence in October and run through the end of the school year, meeting once a week at Mira Costa High School.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a year-long program that teaches students in grades 6 through 12 how to start and run their own, REAL businesses. Students brainstorm business ideas, decide if they want to work by themselves or as a team, write a business plan, pitch their plan to investors for funding, and actually launch their own business or social movement. All of the learning is real and experiential. Students have the opportunity to leave the class as business owners, complete with a DBA and bank account.

The Chamber is currently looking for middle or high school students between the ages of 11 and 18 who are interested in starting their own business. Applications are being accepted, and student interviews are conducted, on a rolling basis. YEA! will grant admission to a maximum of twenty four students annually.

Applications for the 2019-20 academic year are now being accepted.

For additional information on the program, visit the website at