FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
StandUp For Kids Wins $20,000 Grant for Young Entrepreneurs
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (August 5, 2016) – StandUp for Kids, Orange County won the 2016-17 Carmax Grant of $20,000 to use for homeless youth and will implement The Young Entrepreneurs Academy – or YEA! – Program to both their Huntington Beach and Anaheim centers in the fall.
“We’re very excited to implement the YEA! Program for our homeless youth,” said Justine Palmore, executive director of StandUp for Kids, Orange County. “Our homeless, disadvantaged youth will have the opportunity to learn new skills, become young entrepreneurs and hopefully win the grant.”
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a groundbreaking program that transforms local high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Through the yearlong programs, students in grades 7 – 12 learn to generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own companies.
Classes are scheduled to meet from October through May, for three hours a week. StandUp for Kids’ homeless youth will be taught by an instructor, but also be exposed to guest lectures, successful entrepreneurs and business mentors. The class will go on field trips to a variety of local business, and in addition participate in the investor panel, trade
show and a formal graduation.
STANDUP FOR KIDS ORANGE COUNTY is a 501 (c)(3) organization fighting youth homelessness. Our focus is on prevention, outreach support and offering an array of resources and services to youth on their journey to self-sufficient adulthood. For more information about StandUp For Kids Orange County, contact: Emily Cordova at (714) 443-9450, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.standupforkids.org/orangecounty.