Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) at FLCC

Are you a student with a great idea for a business? Check out the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) at FLCC.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting program that transforms local middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. In the program, students in grades 6-12 generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own companies.

YEA! Class Information

YEA! at FLCC is now VIRTUAL!

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) at FLCC is now offering middle and high school students a 20-week online course that helps students establish their very own businesses. This accelerated course will help students think of an idea that they are passionate about and ends with the big "pitch" as the final celebratory event (think Shark Tank).

Classes begin mid-October and run on Saturday Mornings from 9:30 am to 11:30 am with breaks during holidays and school vacations.

YEA! Application Information

The application deadline is September 30, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students need to provide a school transcript, an essay and a letter of recommendation. The $20 application fee is waived for students applying to the YEA! program at Finger Lakes Community College through the generous support of Locate Finger Lakes. Use promo code: YEA20 to waive the $20 application fee.


The tuition for the program, including all program materials, student guides, instruction, field trips and associated transportation, a mentorship program, access to a network of local leaders and business professionals, built-in investment opportunities, exciting YEA! Signature events, and the chance to compete for college scholarships, is $995 per student. For applicants accepted into the YEA! program at Finger Lakes Community College, full tuition scholarships are generously being provided by Locate Finger Lakes. For further information regarding the tuition scholarship, please contact your local YEA! Program Manager.

Additional Information

To learn more about the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, visit View YEA!'s student success stories to learn about businesses that students have started through their participation in the program.

Contact Us

For information about YEA! at FLCC, email

Locate Finger Lakes

YEA at Finger Lakes Community College is made possible in partnership with Locate Finger Lakes.

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