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 22, 2018 – August 9, 2019
Time:  8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Basic Training

COST: $250.00

Thursday, AUGUST 8, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 PM


Where is the camp located?

The camp is located at 312 Grand Avenue in Freeport.  The 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 bus is nearby for transport to the Freeport LIRR.

What food is provided?

 Breakfast, lunch and snacks.

What is the teacher student ratio?

The program uses a mix of both certified and uncertified teachers. Ama Yawson teach some of the program workshops.  Ama is an educator and owns a training and development company, but is not a certified teacher.  She has an MBA from Wharton, a JD from The University of Pennsylvania, and an undergrad degree from Harvard.  Ms. La Wanda Williams-Israel is a Cornell-educated attorney and she also teaches some of the classes.  We also have the orientation for parents during the first few hours of the program on July 22nd.