Young Entrepreneurs Academy welcoming applications from Tacoma-area students

Here’s an opportunity for students interested in building a business.

The Young Entrepreneur’s Academy is accepting applications for its fall classes for students ages 11 to 18.

With a series of weekly classes leading to a presentation to a panel of investors, a trade show and May graduation, the academy offers guidance for students who are thinking of adding “entrepreneur” to their resumes.

Since the academy founding in 2004, graduates have formed over 3,000 businesses while the academy has served students in 100 communities nationwide. The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber acts as the local YEA affiliate.

Students in the program will generate ideas, conduct market research, write business plans and launch fully formed businesses.

The selection process is competitive and open to all middle and high school students.

For more information, and to apply, visit or contact Lynnette Buffington at the chamber at (253) 682-1726.

C.R. Roberts: 253-597-8535