YAB Training Program

The YAB Entrepreneurial Training Program is the foundation block of our program. It is the component where youth meet twice per month to review our business curriculum. These meetings include guest speakers from industry as well as financial advisors that teach our students about the world of investments and business. Topics include everything from The Official Corporate Structure, to Asset Management Training. Our students have the opportunity to receive theoretical classroom training and as they progress through our program get to participate in our actual training centers. Currently this program only operates in Nashville and is open to the local-area students.

Training Center Performance

These training centers are small business operatives that give our students the opportunity to apply the theoretical training they received in our classroom sessions. The students are responsible for managing the operations of their training centers, and they now have 3 operating training centers. They are also responsible for much of the oversight of their national program – The Summer Business Camp. Each training center has a leadership team that oversees the operations of their area of responsibility. The training centers are as follows:

  • All Things Possible Bargain Centers
  • Manna From Heaven Dinner House
  • YAB Specialty Company

The students set performance goals each year for their training centers. We offer a leadership training program for those students that have a serious interest in business and these students spend part of their December break every year on a leadership retreat. During this retreat, students are exposed to how companies strategically plan to increase market share and improve performance in the coming years. Youth About Business truly is an organization that was designed to give students a winning aspect in life, as well as Create an Environment of Success. This organization was started to show the students that "All Things Are Possible If You Only Believe!"

Selection Process

Students ages 10 – 18 are eligible for enrollment in our entrepreneurial training program. We will accept 150 students this year in our training program and participating students are sponsored by local corporations, foundations and parent support. We accept all students that have a desire to succeed. We do not select students solely on academic performance however we do look for ambitious students who have a desire to achieve. If students are looking for a fun, engaging, but challenging leadership training program, Youth About Business is the place for you.

Curriculum

  • Goal setting
  • Business and strategic planning
  • Corporate structure
  • Financial management
  • Building a brand

If you would like to apply for the Entrepreneurial Training Program, please send an email to info2015@youthaboutbusiness.org