Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Offers Business Volunteer Opportunities

The Blair County Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a success because of the business community's active involvement. Become involved through one of these volunteer opportunities: Business Mentor, Guest Speaker, Field Trip Host. The time commitment is minimal, but the rewards for you and the students are tremendous. Email Tim Gildea, YEA! Program Manager, at with your interest and questions. Classes start in October and conclude in April. Read on to learn more about these opportunities and how you can lend your expertise to support YEA!

Business Community Volunteer Opportunities

BUSINESS MENTORS: Working one-on-one with student businesses to assist in the creation of their business plan. You will meet with the students several times from January through March.

GUEST SPEAKERS: Share your specialized knowledge with the YEA! students in an area listed below. Only one class visit for this volunteer area.

  • Accountant
  • Attorney
  • E-Commerce
  • Insurance
  • Niche Marketing
  • Taxes
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Banking
  • Government Resource
  • Sales
  • Web Development
  • Graphic Designers
  • Media

BUSINESS FIELD TRIPS: We will come to your business. The following areas will fit the YEA! curriculum perfectly.

  • Professional Style
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Franchising
  • Business of Sports