Young Entrepreneurs Business Week can help your daughter or son build business competency, college credit, career direction and confidence. During this immersive, week-long program, your teen will learn about business and teamwork—all while developing life-long friendships and leadership skills. Choose between any of the following weeks:

University of Oregon (UO): July 12-18, 2020
University of Portland (UP):
July 26-Aug. 1, 2020
OSU-Cascades: July 26-Aug. 1, 2020
Oregon State University (OSU): Aug. 9-15, 2020

Students take home professional skills to help them thrive in college and in the workplace.

“It will be a life-changing event for your child…
My son came home more focused, driven and excited about his future.”
— Bobbie Jager, Oregon Mother of the Year and Executive Director of Building Excellent Schools Together (BEST)



YEBW's Business Week curriculum covers business fundamentals, financial literacy and professional development, as students:

- Run mock companies
- Compete in business simulations
- Develop an original business product
- Present business plan presentations 


college exposure

Each week-long YEBW program offers a one-of-a-kind, on-campus experience... Students can earn college credit at Oregon State University, regardless of which YEBW campus they choose. The program is accredited through OSU; your son or daughter can earn undergraduate credit (BA 150 - Exploring Entrepreneurship) at a significant discount.


career direction

Beyond business fundamentals, students discover new industries and career fields. YEBW empowers young people to explore their talents and interests while developing transferable skills. As students complete activities and network with mentors, they discover there is a business side to every occupation—regardless of whether they pursue entrepreneurship. 


COmmunication skills

During the week, students also:

- Attend inspiring presentations from entrepreneurs and executives
- Learn about networking and etiquette
- Practice mock job interviews
- Bond during team-building exercises
- Develop presentations and public speaking skills


Throughout the week, teens have opportunities to take on leadership roles and develop professional skills in:

- Teamwork
- Goal Setting
- Time Management
- Communications
- Public Speaking


Throughout the week, students gain hands-on business experience and leadership training from real entrepreneurs, executives, educators and professionals. Teens who complete Business Week become part of the YEBW community and network—filled with students peers and business leaders who support their future success.

“Both my daughter and son participated in all three years of YEBW and I can honestly say it was a transformative experience, especially for my daughter. She entered the week a social but shy teenager, and emerged seven days later a confident, outgoing one… As a parent and volunteer, it is rewarding to witness the skills and confidence they gain in only one short week.”
— Scott Richmann, parent, volunteer and Farmers Insurance Agent

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To learn more about YEBW, please contact Andrew Weiss, our Student Engagement Officer, at