YEP

A career leadership program focused on entrepreneurial education & innovation.

REAP’s Young Entrepreneurs 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.

1 Year Program

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

6th-12th Grade

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

Business Ready

Young Entrepreneurs Program participants must have a business idea ready at the time they join the program.

Donors Help Us reach more young entrepreneurs

Can you Support Young Entrepreneurs in Portland?

YEP relies on donors to help a diverse group of Portland 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 of Portland?

Have what it takes to be a Young Entrepreneur?

Program Commitment
  • Year long enrollment into 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 business plan/Pursue sponsorships & funding to start business
  • Must complete 3 informational interviews with entrepreneurs in your field of interest
  • Weekly check in meetings
  • Monthly check in meetings at REAP’s HeadQuarter
  • Eligible to attend the Innovation Tour
Program Eligibility
  • 6th-12th grade 
  • 70% REAP Programming Participation
  • Must have a business idea 
  • Consistent grade improvement (at least 2.5 increase to GPA) 
  • Strong communication skills (apply if you would like to improve your public speaking skills) 
  • Organized – goal setting and follow-through 
  • Responsible – only commit if you can afford too 
  • Dependable – requires timeliness and consistency