Arcadia University to Offer Entrepreneurship Academy for Local High School Students
Program aims to transform ideas into enterprises of economic and social value and to foster the entrepreneurial mindset in young adults
Glenside, PA—October 9, 2012—Arcadia University’s School of Global Business in collaboration with the Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and with support from the Kauffman Foundation is accepting applications for the Young Entrepreneurs Academic (YEA!) program which educates high school students about innovation and entrepreneurship. The program starts on November 14 and runs through June 2013.
The 30-week program is an after-school, noncredit course, being held at Arcadia University. Classes will be held Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. through June 2013 in the University Commons student center located at 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa.
The YEA! Program takes high school students through the process of starting and running a real business or social movement over the course of an academic year. It provides an introduction to the business world, combining curriculum with experience of local industry leaders, community members, educators and entrepreneurs. Students will develop business ideas and objectives, write business plans, and explore how to obtain funding, develop and manage media campaigns, and run sales events. The program aims to help students to transform ideas into enterprises of economic and social value and to foster the entrepreneurial mindset in young adults.
“The Young Entrepreneurship Academy is an innovative program that teaches young future entrepreneurs to embrace their passion, live their dream, and eventually change the world,” said Dr. NJ Delener, Founding Dean of the School of Global Business at Arcadia University. “These young promising entrepreneurs are able, in the class, to identify the things that they love doing and are good at and put those together to come up with a great idea for business. I am very pleased that Arcadia’s School of Global Business will be instrumental in discovering future entrepreneurs. One of our missions is to enhance Arcadia University community engagement. As an educator, it feels rewarding to be a part of this process.”
For more information about the YEA! Program, visit www.yeausa.org. For questions or to apply, contact Sean Shtofman or Lisa Scholly at 215-572-2891, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Diana Jones at 215-517-2606, email@example.com.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2011 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University a top leader in the nation in undergraduate study abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program among the top 15 in the nation. Arcadia’s Physician Assistant students score in the elite 4th percentile on national boards. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. (www.arcadia.edu)