YOUTH
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
MARKET

Inspiring entrepreneurial thinking since 2017

2022 RESERVATIONS

Experiential Learning

Since 2017, hundreds of students in grades 4-12 have participated in Ithaca's Youth Entrepreneurship Market (YEM) & training program.

Through a hands-on learning experience, students bring their ideas to fruition, learning business startup basics from local entrepreneurs and coaches.

"The market" is a culmination of business planning woven into the workshop series, where students launch their businesses into the community.

WORKSHOP SERIES

The workshop series empowers students through a business planning journey with the help of entrepreneurs & coaches. Each workshop includes a presentation from entrepreneurs sharing their startup stories, followed by hands-on training sessions with a team of volunteer coaches. The goal of the workshops is to help students conceive and refine their idea, and then bring the concept to the public through a series of open-air markets or online marketplaces while community gatherings are on hold.

01

Idea Generation & Social Impact

Students brainstorm and refine their ideas to develop a focus for the remainder of the program.

02

Building a Business Plan

Students develop their ideas with the assistance of a business plan worksheet, answering a series of questions that guide their planning.

03

Budgeting & Financial Planning

Students develop a budget to understand details such as projected revenue, expenses, and pricing.

04

Marketing & Telling Your Story

Students prepare to launch their businesses into the community, while developing their personal story, their pitch, branding, and marketing.

05

Financial Literacy & Planning

Students explore tools and best practices to manage finances generated from their new businesses.

YEM 2022 Reservations

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2022 RESERVATIONS

MISSION

Inspiring entrepreneurial thinking through hands-on learning and connections to community, helping students realize the power of their ideas and their voices.

INSPIRE

With storytelling & connections to local entrepreneurs

EMPOWER

Through experiential learning & community connections

DISCOVER

The power of entrepreneurial thinking & execution

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