Young Entrepreneur Scholars

The YES Program for 2017 was a fabulous success. You can view pictures of the Yes Market Place here.  

If you’re interested in learning more about the program or being informed when next years program (Summer 2018) opens up for registration email and we’ll add you to our list.

As seen on the Local News.

 YES Market Place











Join us at the YES Market Place on Sept 2 from 9 – noon.

We’re already dreaming big about running our own businesses, but we’re starting now!
We’ve been working hard and we’re looking forward to sharing our products with you – great for holiday gift-giving!

Cary Building at 8136 Old Keene Mill Road, Suite B-209 • Springfield 22152

Download the flyer here and share with your family and friends.   

Market Day_Aug2017



Week 1: Vision and Mission with Akia Ashmond-Brew








Week 2: Marketing with Mali Phonpadith








Week 3: Communications with Tom Pfeifer








Week 4: Finances with Nick Wilson

YES Program

YES is designed to support and encourage young students (grades 3-8) to learn about themselves, entrepreneurship and running a business. They will gain confidence in themselves, their ability to make decisions and speak with others.

Each participant will pick a product to make and sell at the YES™ Market Place. The YES™ Market Place will be held on Sept 2.

YES™ starts on Wed August 9th (from 7 – 8:30 pm) and runs through Sept 6th.

  • The Market Place will be held on Sept 2nd.
  • There are five (5) 90 minute classes and one (1) 4 hour Market Place.
    • Aug 9
    • Aug 16
    • Aug 23
    • Aug 30
    • Sep 6
  • Each class will cover a different topic related to running a business.  The topics covered include Vision & Mission, Marketing, Communications and Finances, at the fifth and final class the participants will submit their actual, discuss what they learned and experienced and the winners of the Peer Awards and Profit Awards will be announced.

Registration $25.00 (materials for product are not included.)

To register click here.

(Cost of materials to make the product are the responsibility of the participants.)

If you can’t afford to purchase the materials to make your products, we have some scholarships available for registrations and materials.  Please contact Jane at 703.981.3157


Watch as Mali interviews Jane about YES.


FAQs for YES – Young Entrepreneur Scholars

Here are some ideas for a product to make and sell?

Type some of these key words in pinterest.

kids entrepreneur ideas

kids entrepreneur ideas crafts

things for kids to sell

crafts for kids to sell

Who can help you make your product?

Anyone can help you make your product.

Ask your family and friends to help you.

Keep track of how many hours you and your family or friends spend making your product.

When can I start making my product?

You can start at anytime. If you have something you were making before you joined YES you can sell that also.

Is there any price limit?

No, you determine the price. (We will discuss pricing during YES.)





YES™ is sponsored by Unity Spiritual Center, Lovas Consulting, SOAR Community Network

For more information contact Jane Lovas @ 703.981.3157