Who do you know that is an aspiring female entrepreneur between the ages of 12 and 18 (a child, granddaughter, niece, mentee)?  Take the time to recommend or share the information with them for an exciting program that will take them from student to CEO in 30 weeks.  Our goal is 24 students who have strong entrepreneur aspirations.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) by NAWBO/EXCEL the 501(c)3 arm of the National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Detroit Chapter.  This is a 30 week program held on Wayne State University’s main campus starting October 2017. YEA! will meet once a week, after school, for 3 hours.

YEA! is a well-structured program that takes the applicant from student to CEO in 30 weeks.  Students go through the entire business creation process - brainstorming ideas, writing business plans, pitching to investors, registering with government agencies - all the way to actually launching and running their business or non-profits.

Tuition for students accepted into the program is $395.  The application deadline is August 30, 2017. There is a $50 discount for students who submit their application by March 31, 2017 and are accepted into the program.

From the Director's Desk

Carol Kirkland


Immediate Past President

2017 YEA! Program Director