UF’s Young Entrepreneur Program Seeking Mentors and Support
By: Caitlyn Finnegan
The University of Florida’s Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership and Sustainability (YELS) summer program is looking for successful local entrepreneurs to share their experiences with a new batch of business-minded high schoolers.
Coming up on its seventh year of operation, the program selects 40 high school students to spend a portion of their summer immersed in campus life and learning the basics of entrepreneurship. Students will network with other entrepreneurs and leaders and complete 80 hours of community service while earning college credit. The program is sponsored by the Warrington College of Business’ Innovative Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship Initiative and is supported by donations from various companies and private donors.
In an effort to provide more scholarship opportunities for participating students, a private donor has offered to match any donations the program receives before the upcoming summer. Anyone interested in making a contribution to the Scholarship fund can do so through the UF Foundation.