Cameron School of Business


Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP)

July 11 - July 15, 2022

This is a fun, interactive learning experience.  Participants learn the basics of a business plan, marketing and social media, and branding. The end the week with a group business plan competition.

YEP focuses on high school students with an interest in learning about Entrepreneurship.  This is a daytime only program (no overnight stays).

YEP Participants 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;
  • Hear inspiring talks from local experts
  • Engage with college students and UNCW faculty/staff
  • Dine at the university dining (included)


YEP is coordinated by the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 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.




UNCW - Cameron School of Business, Room 122

Eligible Ages:

Rising 9th graders and above (9th - 12th grade) ages 13-17


Monday to Thursday, July 11 – July 14 - 8:00 am - 3:00 PM

Friday, July 15 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Lunch each day around noon



Please contact Jane Bailey for scholarship information for free admission to the program.


Open the application here. 

Please download the form and submit via one of the submit options listed on the form.



Program Director: Jane Bailey
Phone: 910-962-3501


Thank you to our lead sponsor:
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