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WHO WE ARE
Our Mission
To provide students with the business and
entrepreneurial education experiences that help
them prosper and become contributing members of
society.
To accomplish our mission, we:
• Provide practical business knowledge and experience
• Encourage a changed mindset to an economic way of
thinking
• Promote higher education and productive citizenry
Photo Above:
YEG students collaborating with students from around the country
at Freedom Academy II in Salt Lake City, Utah. Designed
specifically for high school students, Freedom Academy seminars
introduce students to basic concepts in economics, the role of
liberty in the American founding, and multiple special topics in
modern economics. In addition to traditional lecture style classroom
learning, students have many opportunities to participate in handson learning activities and projects.
“As young entrepreneurs you
can help to create a society
where everyone benefits.”
JaKathryn Ross,
YEG Executive Director
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OUR HISTORY
Youth Entrepreneurs® Georgia (YEG), formerly Youth
Entrepreneurs Atlanta, is an educational program
sponsored by Georgia-Pacific. Inaugural classes
began August 2006 at Mays High School and
Maynard Jackson High School (Formerly Southside
High School). The program seeks to teach high
school students in at-risk communities the
fundamentals of free enterprise and essentials for
entering the business world as an owner or an
employee who thinks like one.
After Koch Industries acquired Georgia-Pacific in
December 2005, there was strong interest in
expanding the program into the metro Atlanta area.
Recognizing the value to the students and community,
Georgia-Pacific and Atlanta Public Schools seized this
opportunity to develop well informed, business savvy
young people who will begin to think like owners.
“In looking back at the time I spent
as a student of the program and now
as an alum, I can truly say that my
involvement has taught me to
continuously seize the moment
because the world is so full of
opportunities.”
Jessica Stillwell
YEG Inaugural Class of 2007
University of Georgia Graduate
Class of 2012
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Students from
At-Risk Communities.
(Communities deemed
to be at-risk, as
determined by the
percentage of students
who are eligible to
receive free or reducedcost lunch.)
WHO WE SERVE
Target YEG Student Profile
Entrepreneurial
Spirit
10th/11th
Grader
Driven
Open
Outgoing
Ethical
Ethical
Communicative
SelfControlled
Creative
Basic
Reading
Proficiency
Basic Math
Proficiency
Basic
Writing
Proficiency
90% of 2011-12 YEG students were eligible for free or reduced lunch
An increasing number of
students are faced with
the threat of gang
violence, drug and
alcohol temptations,
and broken homes.
Others face risks which
can be disruptive, such
as poor grades, lack of
family support, or a lack
of direction. Our goal is
to help each student
succeed, regardless of
the type of obstacles he
or she experiences.
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OUR APPROACH
PHOTO OF
TEACHERS IN
TRAINING
PHOTO OF
ADVISEMENT
SESSION
“YEG has fostered my understanding
that with scholarship comes a
responsibility to obtain leadership
and a duty to perform service.”
Samuel Yenn-Batah
YEG Inaugural class alumnus
Class of 2007
Georgia State University Junior
Founder
and CEO of Sax with Sam,
Daba Briggs
LLC
Owner, Moksha Shop
www.Mokshashop.com
Utilize the expertise and
capabilities of certified HS
teachers to implement our
rigorous, relevant, and practical
curriculum
Actively seek the knowledge
and experience of metro
Atlanta’s diverse business
community to support the
development of our students
and teachers
Design out of the classroom
educational opportunities that
allow our students and teachers
to experience the spontaneous
cooperation of the marketplace
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CURRICULUM
Standards-Based
*Correlates to federal, state and local academic standards as defined by:
•
Common Core State Standards
•
ACT College Readiness Standards
•
Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education Standards
*PLEASE REFER TO YEG STANDARDS CORRELATION BOOK
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CURRICULUM
Award-Winning
Owning Your Future, the 11th
edition of NFTE’s curriculum,
was recently chosen by the
Association of Educational
Publishers (AEP) as the best
math curriculum for high
school students.
The program consists of
curriculum developed by the
Network for Teaching
Entrepreneurship (NFTE) as
well as numerous hands-on
activities that keep students
fully engaged.
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SCHOOL-LEVEL COMMITMENT NEEDED
• Teacher Selection
• Student Recruiting
Assistance &
Registration
• Access to School
Leadership
• A/V Equipment
Regularly Available to
Teacher
• Computers Regularly
Available to Students
• Reliable, Consistent
Access to Student Data
YEG course included in master schedule as a
“singleton” full-year course
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HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEACHER PROFILE
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Highly Organized
Embraces Experiential Education
More of a Facilitator than a Lecturer
Strong Classroom Management
Welcomes Guest Speakers
Teaches for Mastery Rather than Coverage
Computer Literate
Pro-Business Attitude
Enthusiastic
CTAE Certification NOT Required
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FAST FACTS
Inaugural Class: 2006-2007
• 93% of students in this class enrolled in post-secondary education
• 77% of those who started have either graduated or remain enrolled
2008-2009
• 19% increase (pre to post test) in the number of students who would
like to pursue a college degree or higher
• Students who believed they had enough knowledge to start their own
business increased 38% by the end of the course
2006-2012
• An average 18% increase in business knowledge from the pre to post
business aptitude assessment
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OUR IMPACT
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OUR IMPACT
9 of 10
YEG students
complete the
course
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OUR IMPACT
Student Perspective
Would you recommend
YE-Georgia to a friend?
Will you remain involved?
No
7%
No
15%
Yes
93%
Yes
85%
Rated YE-Georgia as outstanding or good.
No
15%
Yes
85%
“It seems I am constantly
reaping the benefits of an
entrepreneurial foundation,
and the strong, influential, and
supportive network that comes
along with it.”
Asha Haki-Tyler
YEG Alumna Class of 2010
Boston University Sophomore
“81% of students who dropped out of school said they would
not have dropped out if school was more relevant to real life.”
The Civic Enterprises and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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OUR IMPACT
Parent/Guardian Perspective
Has there been a change in your
student’s behavior?
No
2%
No
19%
Yes
81%
Pictured above:
2011-12 YEG Regional
Business Plan Winner,
Queen White and mother,
Ms. Darcy Barnett
Do you believe that entrepreneurship No
education is important?
0%
Yes
100%
Queen White
YEG Class of 2012
Brandeis University Freshman
Founder and CEO of
Queen’s Care, LLC
Does your student talk about the
program at home?
Yes
98%
Is exposure to entrepreneurship in high
school good?
No
0%
Yes
100%
Entrepreneurship Education is Important to Families;
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Parents Value it
OUR IMPACT
Total Scholarship Funds Awarded (Dollars) per Year
$20,300
20 recipients
2011-2012
$27,500
29 recipients
2010-2011
15 recipients
2009-2010
$14,800
Award Amount
15 recipients
2008-2009
$14,800
Jose Lopez
YEG Alumnus Class of 2010
Georgia College and State
University Sophomore
16 recipients $6,700
2007-2008
6
2006-2007
$0
“At first, I despised the idea
of entrepreneurs because I
saw them as being money
hungry and greedy. After I
took the course I learned that
entrepreneurs are creative
and bold. I see them as
leaders of the new and
recyclers of the old worn out
ideas. Entrepreneurship is
how this country was
founded.”
$2,700
$5,000
$10,000
$15,000
$20,000
$25,000
$30,000
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COLLABORATION AT WORK
Since 2006 Over 250 Professionals Have Volunteered Time in YEG Classes
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BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
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9
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Students on field trip to
GP Innovation Institute
2. Students at Market Day
selling event
3. Students at Dare to
Dream event at Georgia
Aquarium
4. Alum attending UGA
game following business
case competition
5. Alum job shadowing
with Coca-Cola
Venturing and Emerging
Brands
6. Student participating in
NFTE Trade Show in
NYC, NY
7. Alum at GP Scholars &
Leaders event
8. Student at NFTE in NYC
9. Alum and GP
Foundation President at
Dare to Dream at GP
10. Alum participating in
activity debrief at FEE
seminar at GP
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BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Alumni Center for Entrepreneurial Development (ACED)
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3
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4
1. Alum interning at Georgia-Pacific TV
2. Alum selling product at Womenetics conference
3. Alum with students at Freedom Academy II in
Estes Park, Colorado
4. Alum with volunteers while interning at Atlanta
Dogwood Festival
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5. Alum at The High School Showcase
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MEDIA IMPRESSIONS
Ivy Davis used her YEG
educational scholarship to study
abroad. Ivy traveled to Poitiers,
France to pursue an Advanced
Certificate in Marketing from the
European/ International Business
Program at the Ecole Supérieure de
Commerce Et Management
YEG Briggs
Alumna Class of 2008
Daba
Owner,
Moksha of
Shop
University
West Georgia Senior
www.Mokshashop.com
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OUR TEAM
Georgia-Pacific Foundation
Mr. Curley M. Dossman, Jr.
President
Youth Entrepreneurs® Georgia
Program Office
Mr. Curley M. Dossman, Jr.
Ms. JaKathryn Ross
Mr. Scott D. Brown
Ms. Tiffany Rivers
Ms. CeWyon Chandler-Ward
Mr. Samuel Yenn-Batah
Board Member
Executive Director
Program Director
Program Coordinator
Special Projects Professional
Program Associate
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