REAP’s Young Entrepreneur Program (YEP) creates opportunities for students to unleash their innovation and explore ways to create their own wealth to become self-sufficient.

In bringing to scale entrepreneurial opportunities for students between the grades of 6-12, students develop baseline skills in pursuing business ventures, strengthen public speaking skills, and foster networking skills to build relationships with community members, mentors, and potential business investors.

Young Entrepreneurs Program

A career leadership program focused on entrepreneurial education & innovation.

1 Year Program

Students must be available for an entire year (January-December) of training, activities, check-ins, and skill building.
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6th-12th Grade

YEP is open to all students and REAP program participants from grades 6-12. Activities and deliverables depend on age.
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Business Ready

Young Entrepreneurs Program participants must have a business idea ready at the time they join the program.
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Donors Help Us Reach More Young Entrepreneurs

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YEP relies on donors to help a diverse group of students realize their business goals and potential. Your donations play an integral role in helping us to maintain, develop, and strengthen the quality of this vital program. Can you help us do more for the student entrepreneurs?

Have what it takes to be a Young Entrepreneur?

Program Commitment
  • Year-long enrollment in the program from January – December
  • Mandatory attendance to at least 80% of the program offline
  • 100% completion of courses online
  • Student representation for lobbying events at Board Meetings (outside school hours)
  • Attend occasional brunches & luncheons for networking opportunities
  • Develop a business plan/Pursue sponsorships & funding to start a business
  • Must complete 3 informational interviews with entrepreneurs in your field of interest
  • Weekly check-in meetings
  • Monthly check-in meetings at REAP’s Head Quarter’s
  • Eligible to attend the Innovation Tour