College enrollment is at an all-time high and unemployment is still a major concern in our economy. 1 in 3 businesses specifically look for entrepreneurial experience in applicants, and YEBW is providing a way for you to excel in high school, college, and beyond.
Who benefits from a week at YEBW?
YEBW is not just for students interested in starting their own business – the programs provide the preparation and opportunity that everyone needs for real world success. Whether your current goals are centered around college success, preparation for the workforce, or enhancing your high school experience, YEBW has value for you. Our motto is there is a business side to every occupation – whether you are interested in being a fashion designer, veterinarian, or becoming an entrepreneur, the skills and confidence that you gain at YEBW will help you succeed in your chosen path.
Registration is a first-come, first-serve process, so register early! All high school students can attend and benefit from these programs, even graduating seniors. Click here for additional registration information and to get started!
"During the week at YEBW I learned an exponential amount on how to take the extra step to be extraordinary. Not to mention I made lifelong friends and valuable connections with different companies."
- Emily Martin, South Salem High School
YEBW 2013 Programs
Run a company
Network with business leaders
Explore a college campus
For first-year students at YEBW, Business Week immerses you into the world of business, career preparation, and fun! Whether you want to become a doctor, lawyer, athlete, or any other professional, there are business and leadership skills essential for your success. Guided by a volunteer from the business community, each student-led company participates in company management, mock interviews, an etiquette dinner, dance, and much more.
Learn investing skills and methods
Gain perspective from industry experts
Simulate stock market investments
Reconnect with last year's friends
For returning students, Investing Week explores the world of personal and corporate finance, teaching students valuation methods for stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Students compete in a week-long stock portfolio competition and analyze a mutual fund and stock of their choice, presenting their small group’s recommendation to buy, sell, or hold to a panel of judges acting as investors.
Start your own business
Compete in team challenges
Simulate an entrepreneurial experience
Establish valuable connections
Students in the Apprentice Week program must have completed Investing Week or Business Week and their junior year of high school. This advanced program challenges each student to prepare a full business plan, run an on-campus business as a team, and present their individual work to a panel of judges acting as potential company investors.