The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting school-year-long class that transforms middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of investors, and actually launch and run their own real, legal, fully-formed companies and social movements.  In Macon, YEA! is presented by the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, Mercer University’s Innovation Center and SparkMacon.
Complete with dynamic guest speakers from the local business community and exciting behind-the-scenes trips to local companies, the fun, projects-based YEA! approach empowers students to take charge of their futures in a profound way.