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 five 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.
Our 7th annual program concluded in July 2013 with our Awards Lunch Celebration where almost 200 guests gathered in the Presidents room of Emerson Alumni Hall recognizing the achievements of our 42 students. We are excited to see them return to their communities inspired, informed, and empowered to be leaders & changemakers. We can’t wait to hear about their accomplishments as YELS Alumni Ambassadors!
We look forward to Summer 2014. Our staff & volunteers will include some of our 232 Alumni (from 2007–2013), many of whom are now undergraduates studying at UF and other selective colleges & universities. This summer, together, we will change the world (or at least have an amazing time learning how to do so).
We are sponsored by the Innovative Sustainability & Social Entrepreneurship Initiative of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida. Due to the generosity of our many supporters and friends, we are able to offer full and partial scholarships to students who would otherwise be unable to afford this life-changing experience.