TUSD Students Participate in Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Photo of Young Entreprenuers Acadey Participants

Tucson Unified Schools District proudly presents the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) Class of 2019:

  • Joel Ochoa, Pueblo High School
  • Ian Sommer, Sabino High School
  • Carder Alexander, Tucson High Magnet School
  • Joseph Camacho, Tucson High Magnet School
  • Alejandra Matty, Tucson High Magnet School
  • Armando Molina, Tucson High Magnet School
  • Ashley Soto, Tucson High Magnet School
  • Esther Zazueta, Tucson High Magnet School

Esther Zazueta and Armando Molina were the top two students of the academy; both will travel to Washington, DC in May to compete in Nationals.

YEA is a groundbreaking educational program that takes middle and high school students through the process of starting and running a business. Students work with local leaders of industry, community members, and educators to develop ideas and objectives, write a business plan, pitch their idea to investors, obtain funds, and much more.

Eight Tucson Unified students presented their ideas and won an award providing funds to invest and start up their businesses.

Thank you to the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation for leading this great learning experience for all students in Tucson, as well as the University of Arizona Eller College of Management and McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship in Southern Arizona for their support in hosting this program.

Congratulations to each of the students and their parents for this great accomplishment and having the determination to follow their passion. We are excited to see your businesses grow.

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