Excellence in Youth Entrepreneurship

What is Excellence in Youth Entrepreneurship?

E.Y.E. is an entrepreneurship program provided through a partnership between STCC and Junior Achievement that teaches information technology, financial and workplace literacy through business curriculum, on-line learning, enhancements and business plan creation.

E.Y.E. utilizes a variety of curriculum materials, including those developed by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), in conjunction with guest speakers and project based program activities. E.Y.E. teaches the principles of entrepreneurship and provides the students with the knowledge, techniques, and tools needed for small-business start-up and financial success. E.Y.E. students are exposed to and enhance their presentation and math skills. They are taught how to do market research and develop marketing material. The training culminates in a viable business for each student.

What do Students Learn?

Students gain experience in Internet navigation and research, keyboarding, and are exposed to the latest Microsoft Office products. Students receive a "mini-MBA" experience, including marketing and finance. Each student creates and presents a viable business plan.

Students will learn about: Opportunity Recognition, Business Goals, Marketing Plans, Logos & Flyers, Financial Statements, Business Cards, Building Teams, Managing Your Time, Writing Press Releases and What it takes to be an Entrepreneur.

Who is Eligible?

Any area high school or college aged student who wants to explore starting his or her own business. This opportunity is also being extended to any youth in the Greater Springfield area willing to focus on building a business or developing a business plan.

How to Get Involved

Students interested in participating in the E.Y.E. program are invited to contact the Entrepreneurial Institute to speak with a program liaison to discuss the requirements for participation.


Students have been referred to us by:

High School of Science and Technology,  High School of Commerce, Putnam Vocational High School, Springfield Central High School, Futureworks, Westover Job Corps and a variety of area Community-based organizations.

Contact Information

Diane Sabato
Assistant Professor
Business Administration
Springfield Technical Community College
One Armory Square, Ste. 1
P.O. Box 9000
Springfield, MA 01102-9000