Young Entrepreneurial Scholars Program - YES!

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YES! high school students participating in the program learn to develop a business plan and the skills needed to start their own business.

YES! students receive valuable hands-on experience while learning how to start their own business. Through the Entrepreneurial Institute at STCC, they are offered the opportunity to participate in a series of events and activities each year. This includes field trips to various wholesale markets, where they use start-up capital to purchase merchandise for resale in their school stores and trade shows, nationally renowned speaker events at STCC, a yearly Women in Business Conference and mentoring programs.

YES! culminates in an annual business plan competition at the end of the school year held on the Springfield Technical Community College campus, where cash prizes are awarded to the individuals with the most feasible plans.

Who is Eligible for Young Entrepreneurial Scholars?

Any area high school which determines the importance of integrating entrepreneurship education into its curriculum is eligible for participation in the Young Entrepreneurial Scholars program. A number of area high schools are currently participating each year in the YES! program.

The following is a partial listing of schools that have participated:

Agawam High School ● Amherst Regional High School ● Career and Technical Education Center ● Chicopee Comprehensive High School ● Chicopee High School ● Easthampton High School ● Enfield High School ● EYE Program, STCC ● Gandara House ● High School of Commerce ● High School of Science and Technology ● Longmeadow Senior High School ● Ludlow High School ● Minnechaug Regional High School ● Monson High School ● Monument Mountain Regional High School ● Northampton High School ● Pathways to Technology High School ● Putnam Vocational High School ● Quaboag Regional High School ● Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School ● Southwick-Tolland Regional High School ● Sport & Medical Sciences Academy ● Springfield Central High School ● Virtual High School ● West Springfield High School, Westfield Vocational High School ● Westover Job Corps

To Learn More Contact:

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