VOTCDC 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 Academy Works
The 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.

YEA's 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 students.


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(757) 967-9664


PO Box 6219
Portsmouth, VA 23703-3327

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PO Box 6219
Portsmouth, VA 23703-3327