Cameron School of Business

YEP 2019

Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP)

Theme: Express Yourself - Business and The Arts

July 14 - 19, 2019

Applicants are invited for the exciting and educational Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Program. The theme for summer 2019 is "Express Yourself - Business and The Arts".

YEP focuses on high school students with an interest in the arts and business.

Students will:

  • Explore and leverage talents useful for team building and leadership development;
  • Understand basic concepts of entrepreneurship and learn about resources in the local area and at UNCW;
  • Meet and interact with entrepreneurs in a variety of the arts – (The Arts can include music, radio, visual arts, books, dance, movies, graphic design, gaming, film and media);
  • Work with a team via interactive education to create and present a business plan for an arts related business
  • Engage with college students and UNCW faculty/staff;
  • Receive information about college preparation, admissions, scholarships and other financial aid 

YEP is sponsored by the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in partnership with the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It is designed to nurture students, predominantly from UNCW’s service region, that may possess the potential to be leaders in business and the community. YEP is open to all students regardless of career interest.

Eligible Ages: rising 9th graders and above (9th - 12th grade)

Important Dates

Sunday, 7/4/19: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Orientation)

Required orientation for students and parents. Parents will complete necessary forms (medical & insurance forms) at the Cameron School of Business, Cameron Hall Auditorium (room 105).

Monday to Thursday, 7/15 -7/19: 8:30 am - 3:30 PM (Class Sessions)

Student camp at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)

Friday, 7/19/19: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (Closing Ceremonies)

Parents invited to closing Presentation & Award Ceremony 11 am - 12:30 pm at Cameron Hall, Cameron School of Business Auditorium (room 105).


$99.00 (Program is limited to 30 students)

Open the application here. (If "Submit via Email" button does not work in browser, please download and save before submitting.)

ALL applications are due by June 8. We will contact participants directly via email providing registration forms to students who are accepted. Please note that additional paperwork will be required during orientation.


Program Director: Jane Bailey

Thank you to our lead sponsor:

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