For the second year, the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring YEA! the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. Of the 21 member class 11 students are from Medina High School, with seven attending the Medina County Career Center. YEA! is a year-long program that teaches middle and high school students how to start and run their own real businesses.
YEA! guides students through the process of starting and running a legitimate business or social movement over the course of a full academic year. Over the course of the program students brainstorm business ideas, write business plans, interact with business professionals, pitch their business plans to potential investors, obtain funding, legally register their business, participate in a trade show and launch their businesses or social movements.
Medina High School students participating in this year's program: Grace Albers, Bailey Gallagher, Krista Jordan,Michael Kutsick, Melonie Lumpkin; Medina students attending the Medina County Career Center: Jerome Grzincic, Christina Heishman, Daniel Morabito, Matt Peyton, Tyler Rieg, Clay Williams.