Young Entrepreneurs Training Program (YETP)


Program Overview:

In an era where poor money management is the norm, this program teaches youth basic financial management skills through entrepreneurship. Youth learn the principals of money and capitalism from professionals in the field and participate in a mock business start up that culminates in them preparing a product review, marketing campaign, and the opportunity to sell their products to an International Street Festival on the first Saturday in August. One of the most important goals in preparing youth for entrepreneurialism is to inspire them to desire to own businesses and give back to their communities thereby making them stronger and more service- oriented … creating jobs and sustainable economic growth. Youth are encouraged to pursue higher education as a catalyst for fiscal growth development.

Summer Program: “Business Boot Camp”

Program dates: July 23, 2018 – August 10, 2018
Time:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Basic Training

Location: Zion Cathedral, 312 Grand Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520
Cost: $150.00
Friday, August 9, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Shark Tank Competition & Award Ceremony


Where is the camp located?
The camp is located at 312 Grand Avenue in Freeport.  That location is Zion Cathedral near Babylon Turnpike. The camp’s sponsor is a non-profit named The Cedarmore Corporation.  But Cedarmore uses the church’s facilities.  The n41 is nearby.

What food is provided?

Breakfast and lunch are being supplied by Island Harvest.  It is one of the largest food distributors in Long Island and caters to non-profit organizations.  Cedarmore will provide snacks.

What is the teacher student ratio?

The program uses a mix of both certified and uncertified teachers. I teach some of the program myself. I am an educator and I own a training and development company, but I am not a certified teacher.  I have an MBA from Wharton, a JD from The University of Pennsylvania, and an undergrad degree from Harvard.  Ms. La Wanda Wiliams-Israel is a Cornell-educated attorney and she also pushes in to teach some classes.  We also have a certified teacher who teaches at Cambria School for the Gifted. Her name is Maureen Gray.  The ratio varies from year to year. Last year it was about 12 students for two teachers.

What is the schedule?
The camp will run between July 23rd and August 10th.  Drop off time is 8:30 a.m.  and pick up time is 4:00 p.m.

Will there be an orientation?

There will be an open house in July and then the orientation for parents is during the first few hours of the program on July 21st.