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Rosemont, PA (September 09, 2015)- Middle and high school students can now
apply to attend

The Greater Philadelphia Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA!) class. YEA! is a
weekly program held throughout the academic year that guides students
through launching and running their own businesses or social movements. YEA!
classes will be held at Rosemont College Campus from 5pm to 8pm on Wednesday
from November 4 to May 25.

Carol Hatton-Holmes, Partner of Gener8tional Connections, will return as the
Big Idea Instructor. Holmes’s dedication to the community and deep
entrepreneurial knowledge make her a great role model for YEA! students,”
says YEA! Executive Director, Ellen Fisher. “Our goal is to teach students
how to develop the type of entrepreneurial mindset that Carol has taken with
her throughout her extremely successful and diverse career.”

Gener8tional Connections was created to support companies who would like to
strengthen relationships between co-workers, management, sales teams and new
hires. She works with small to mid-size companies with employees that span
several generations who struggle with managing the challenges of a diverse
workforce in an ever changing economic environment. She is a graduate of
Conestoga and Penn State.

“I am so excited to be able to pass on what I have learned over the years to
our next generation of CEOs,” said Hatton-Holmes.

Sponsored by The Greater Philadelphia Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs,
the Haverford Area YMCA and the Foundation of the Delaware County Chamber of
Commerce the YEA! program empowers local ambitious area students to become
REAL entrepreneurial success stories through a competitive application

Throughout the year, students will work in close cooperation with local
business leaders, community leaders and educators who use their personal
experiences to demonstrate how to develop ideas and objectives, write a
business plan, pitch potential investors, obtain funding, register with
governmental agencies, establish e-commerce and a web presence, and much
more. By the end of the class, students own and operate fully-formed and
functioning businesses, which may be carried after their graduation from the

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is making waves not only here in the Greater
Philadelphia area, but also across the country. YEA! Students have launched
more than 3,000 real businesses in America. Our most recent class produced a
national finalist, Shreyas Parab, 14, of Aston, who is taking his novelty
tie company, NovelTie (and winning personality) nationwide. Look for his
smiling face in 600+ Sam’s Clubs across the country where his video about
YEA! is on a constant loop.

According to Shreyas, “Young Entrepreneurs Academy helped me do something I
thought was impossible.”

Shreyas Parab, CEO of NovelTie Video


YEA! is open to all students in grades 6-12. While in the Academy, students
will receive all the necessary tools to launch real, legal businesses. This
includes access to experts such as attorneys, accountants, business mentors
and graphic designers. Students will also have an audience with investors
for start-up funding, and the opportunity to compete for college

Application Deadline is September 30. The selection process is competitive.

An information session will be September 21, 7pm at Main Building on the
Rosemont College Campus where attendees will learn about the structure,
curriculum, and student application process for the program, as well as hear
hear from YEA! alumni first-hand about their experiences and their business

Classes begin, November 4 at Rosemont College Campus.  For more information
about getting involved contact Ellen Fisher at
mailto:[email protected] or 215-628-3875 for more information
about enrolling in YEA!

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