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Youth Friendly Employers Update
NEW** UPDATED Youth Friendly Employer Listing
The Youth Friendly Employers List identifies 175+ local businesses that hire youth ages 14-18. Available in English & Spanish.
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The Young Entrepreneur Tournament Spring 2018 is now open to REGISTER! CLICK BELOW to get started!
2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Young Entrepreneur Tournament! This being a special milestone, we are celebrating by making this a special competition. In 2018, YET will focus on Impact Entrepreneurship.
What is impact entrepreneurship?
Impact entrepreneurship uses an innovative approach to addressing an unmet social, economic, or environmental need through business. The innovation may take the form of a new product, service, technological application, or program. The business may be structured as a for-profit company, nonprofit, or cooperative enterprise. Regardless of the form it takes, the innovation must improve the quality of life of people in measurable ways.
What does it mean to have a social mission for your business?
Having a social mission for your business demonstrates that you are doing business for more than just a profit. Maybe you want to be of benefit to your community, your planet or another cause close to your heart. In return, often people choose to support your business because of the causes you support as well as the product or services you deliver.
Some examples of previous YET participants who we consider to be Impact Entrepreneurs:
* A 5th grader who was great at knitting hats was selling his hats at the farmer’s market and beyond, for every hat he sold he was also making and giving a hat to a homeless person.
* A 12th grader was passionate about helping reduce teen suicide. She created an organization that empowered teens to become mentors and develop support groups and other tools to help end teen suicide.
* A 10th grader was a great baker but suffered from Celiac disease. She developed a gluten-free line of products and focused giving a portion of her proceeds from each baked goods sold back to Celiac Disease Foundation to help find a cure.
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