Tuesday on The Chad Hasty Show, Amy Marquez, Community Development Director for the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce joined Chad in the KFYO studio to talk about the upcoming Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) for 2017-2018.

YEA! is a nationwide, interactive program that provides valuable experience for young people ages 11-18, with hands-on work and guidance in all aspects of developing an actual business.

A free information session for the next Academy will be held April 03, 2017, from 4:30 - 5:00 PM at Premier Cinemas on the west side of South Plains Mall.

The Academy classes are held weekly, and the next class session begins in October 2017 and will end in May 2018. Tuition is $795 and scholarships are available. Seats in the class are limited, so early registration in encouraged.

With an overview of the processes in the program, Marquez said,

They go through the program, they start as a student, they end as a CEO of their very own company.

For applications and more information on the program, visit the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce's YEA! website.

Listen to the entire interview with Amy Marquez in the video above.

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