2017 ANNUAL report

“YE instilled so much confidence in me. I want other students to feel that anything is possible.”

Maleni Palacios – North Atlanta High School, Atlanta, Ga

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DEAR FRIENDS OF YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS,

For all those connected with YE, the past year was one of monumental growth. Our experiential classroom entered 36 new schools in six new states, equipping more students with the knowledge and skills to pursue their dreams.

Kylie Stupka

President

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  • Central Region

    Luis Cisneros

    North High School, Wichita, KS   |   Founder, Mobile Car Tune

    “During my senior year, I came up with Mobile Car Tune in my YE class. My teacher, Mr. Berseth, said he thought my business idea could really work and encouraged me to try it. A year later when I was laid off from a job, I decided to try it. Our business has now serviced nearly 200 customers, and without YE, it would have never happened. YE brought people who are following their dreams into the classroom. It changed the way I thought about business, and helped show me that I could make my dreams a reality.”

    Read more student stories in the full report.

  • Mountain West Region

    Jaren Hemphill

    Mission Heights Preparatory High School, Phoenix, AZ   |   Owner, Hemphill Designs

    When someone suggested that Jaren Hemphill sell his artwork at Market Day, he laughed. Then, he made a decision that transformed his life: he reluctantly agreed. Weeks later, after scoring a remarkable 300% ROI on his hand-designed prints of comic and movie characters, the high school senior-turned-businessman presented his work at the prestigious Phoenix Comicon. “It’s a dream come true. I’ve put a lot of work into this and I’m getting out everything I put in.”

    Read more student stories in the full report.

  • East Region

    Maleni Palacios

    North Atlanta High School, Atlanta, GA

    “You need a support system, a group that helps you and believes in you. It’s necessary in the culture we’re living in right now, and YE fulfills that. YE instilled so much confidence in me. I want other students to feel that anything is possible.”

    Read more student stories in the full report.

Central Region

Luis Cisneros

North High School, Wichita, KS
Founder, Mobile Car Tune

“During my senior year, I came up with Mobile Car Tune in my YE class. My teacher, Mr. Berseth, said he thought my business idea could really work and encouraged me to try it. A year later when I was laid off from a job, I decided to try it. Our business has now serviced nearly 200 customers, and without YE, it would have never happened. YE brought people who are following their dreams into the classroom. It changed the way I thought about business, and helped show me that I could make my dreams a reality.”

Read more student stories in the full report.

Year in Review

96 Teachers
2,570 Alumni
118 Classes

Student Survey Results

YE teachers, volunteers and donors helped students lay a foundation of knowledge, skills and values on which to build their future successes.

0 would recommend the class to
another student
0 feel confident introducing themselves to new people
0 SAY YE CHANGED THEIR FUTURE EDUCATION AND CAREER GOALS
“I have a passion for what YE is doing in our community. Sharing my time not only supports these students, but it has helped me grow as well.”

Albert Edwards, Managing Director at CERM, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia