is passionate about providing non- traditional educational opportunities in
interactive ways that engage and challenge youth, while reinforcing learning.
The Youth Entrepreneurship Academy provides the positive programmatic tools
needed to expose students to and guide them through the disciplines, values and
business acumen needed to help put them on the path to success.
The Youth Entrepreneurship Academy was developed to provide an
educational experience to students to increase the number of vulnerable young
people succeeding in high school, postsecondary education and training and
decrease disparities along key indicators for low-income youth.
Here's How the Youth Entrepreneurship
Youth Entrepreneurship Academy is a free program available to Portsmouth Public
School District students in grades 7-12. The program offers coursework in math,
English/language arts, science and social studies, all of which are carefully
aligned with Virginia state standards to ensure that all students receive
rigorous instruction that will result in academic achievement.
curriculum is based on a solid model developed by the National Foundation for
Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) which has a proven track record of success in
changing the attitudes and career aspirations of middle and high school