The UF Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability summer program gives college bound high school students the opportunity to live, work, eat, and play on the campus of the University of Florida for four weeks each summer while learning about entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship, being inspired to solve social problems, and practicing sustainability. We empower students to become leaders and changemakers.
Summer 2016 was our 10th year, please read our infographic about the impacts we've made over the past decade. YELS is taking a hiatus for 2017 (as we focus on growing UF's Social Impact & Sustainability Initiative for undergraduate & graduate students), YELS will be back better than ever in Summer 2018.
Click here to be added to our email list and stay in the loop, we promise not to overwhelm your inbox, we'll just send updates every few months and will alert you when the 2018 applications become available (students who are graduating high school in 2019, 2020, and 2021 will be eligible to apply). YELS: In four weeks, students become changemakers (just not in Summer 2017).
Due to the generosity of our many supporters and friends, we are able to offer scholarships to students who would otherwise be unable to afford this life-changing experience.