We partner with professionals and entrepreneurs who want to give back to their community.
Volunteers at Youth Entrepreneur Institute help students graduate from high school, complete a post-secondary education or training program, and enter a career that will pay a living wage. With an entrepreneurial mindset and the skills learned at YEI, a student can do anything.
HAVE PASSION FOR OUR MISSION
CAN COMMIT AT LEAST 2 HOURS OF THEIR TIME
ARE LOCAL PROFESSIONALS AND ENTREPRENEURS
HAVE EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
IDEA PITCH PANELIST
Meet the newest cohort of students who are ten weeks into the program. Panelists will listen to student businesses pitch, ask questions, provide feedback, and suggest concrete next steps for their proposed ideas. Each business can earn an investment from YEI, which they can use to develop their prototype or launch their social enterprise. *Complete a Volunteer Interest Form before signing up.
Students in our programs participate in big pitch events, where they present in front of business professionals and local executives. The stakes are high and our students are nervous! Pitch mentors listen to students practice their pitches and provide advice on how to improve. *Complete a Volunteer Interest Form to sign up.
DESIGN AND GURU MAKERS
Guide students as they learn new technologies and software, e.g. Adobe, Solidworks, 3D Printing, Hydroponics. Help out in a YEI classroom, where students design, create, and test their products and services. *Complete a Volunteer Interest Form before signing up.
Guide students as they learn new art techniques, e.g. Visual Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, Radio Broadcasting. As an artist you can help out in a YEI classroom, where students design murals, screen print, use graphics software such as Adobe Illustrator to create their products and logos. Complete a Volunteer Interest Form before signing up.
CAREER CONFERENCE GUEST
The purpose of the Career Guest Conference is to give students an opportunity to meet professionals and to learn about their respective occupations and career paths. The focus of this event is around career awareness, exploration, & advice, and education and how It relates to a profession/career. *Complete a Volunteer Interest Form before signing up.
BUSINESS EXPO JUDGE
Student venture teams will be displaying their prototypes and looking for investment (at no cost to you!). From brainstorming a business idea to creating a lean business model and prototype, our young entrepreneurs are ready to show off what they have created. Engage with these wonderful students at the event and provide helpful feedback in order to help them continue to improve on their ideas. *Complete a Volunteer Interest Form to sign up.