Youth About Business (YAB) conducts one of the most innovative and immersive leadership-training programs for youth in the marketplace today. Our experiential learning model prepares youth to be successful in a business environment and provides them with role models and resources to be successful. Our mission is to expose youth to business theory and principles through our experiential learning model. We work primarily with high school students, and we serve a very diverse population of young people.
YAB gives high school students from all backgrounds exposure to the world of business through a stimulating and interactive program. Students who participate in YAB’s programs boast a 98 percent high school graduation rate with many pursuing degrees at two- and four-year colleges, compared to a rate of 68 percent in some areas of the country.
We accomplish our mission through two programs:
The YAB Summer Business Camp Program is YAB’s cornerstone program. Here students learn about the world of high-level corporate finance through our merger and acquisition simulation. Students are advised by attorneys, accountants, investment bankers and many other executives to understand the mechanics of these business transactions. Our intensive summer camps serve as the entry point into the year round Youth About Business Leadership Development Program curriculum. The summer culminates with the Wall Street Conference for Teens in one of the most exciting financial districts in America.
The YAB Entrepreneurial Training Program teaches students the mechanics of how to successfully run a business. The program gives students a theoretical view of business through our established curriculum. Students then have the opportunity to apply the knowledge by actually participating in the management of small business operatives that we refer to as our Training Centers. This is available only in our Southeast Market.
To register for one of our programs, please create an account and fill out an application through our online portal.
We operate various components of our program nationally.
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