Students Who Mean Business
Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge is on a mission to unlock the potential of young, aspiring entrepreneurs, reinvigorating the business landscape of Louisiana for generations to come.
To support the future prosperity of Louisiana’s business community, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge is working to develop high school students in the Baton Rouge area into confident business leaders. With support from local business leaders, students spend the school year launching a business, while learning best practices and practical skills.
The entire state wins when businesses of all sizes choose Louisiana as their home. Small businesses are a critical part of Louisiana’s economy, accounting for the large majority of businesses across the state. Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge sees an opportunity to support Louisiana’s economic growth by guiding students to launch businesses during the school year, with strong support from regional business leaders.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge (YEA BR) empowers students grades 8 through 12 from the Greater Baton Rouge area with the tools necessary to successfully launch and run their own business. By utilizing a proven national curriculum with the experiences of local business leaders, educators, community members, and entrepreneurs, YEA BR is on a mission to unlock the potential of young, aspiring entrepreneurs.
To be a state that is as well-known for its economic and educational opportunities as it is for its food and football.
Together, we can do more. Let’s find a way to combine our collective strengths and missions to make Louisiana the best place to live, work, and play!
Education – and the task falls to more than just schools. Organizations like YEA BR and similar mission-driven nonprofits can continue to be leveraged to help all students grow and develop for the purpose of setting them up for success as productive, engaged citizens in the future.