YE Intro to Business
The YE Intro to Business program connects the business world with middle and high school students and is designed to accelerate students preparation into their futures; high school, college and the workforce.
Acting as Executives of a sports franchise, the YE Intro to Business program introduces students to basic business fundamentals that will prepare them to develop and execute a business plan presentation. Students also explore future job opportunities and develop awareness around their current skill set.
The program is both classroom and event-based, and consists of four elements: 1. in-class sessions led by the lead instructor; 2. field trips to local businesses with a debriefing session; 3. a business plan competition and presentation day; 4. community service project and/or activity. *Field trips are full day sessions where students tour businesses and engage with employees in interactive activities and listening sessions.
Students will learn about marketing, advertising(revenue stream), data analysis, and basic accounting.
Gain insight in future employment opportunities and the academic path that leads to such opportunities
Understand and gain knowledge of business fundamentals
Prepare and deliver a business plan presentation
Learn & develop soft skills
Interact with professionals during the work day who have jobs in careers that interest them
Learn about local nonprofits and needs in their community (Includes volunteering and a project)
Explore college scholarship opportunities
YE Intro to Business is recommended for 7-9th grade students and is currently offered at MacArthur and Brooklyn Park Middle School's.