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YEA! Program graduates succeeding

  My name is Samantha Shank. I am 16, and I am the CEO of The Parsi Company. The Parsi Company is dedicated to producing frugal and eco-friendly products inspired by WWII.
  Today, families spend an average of $144 a year on paper towels! ReTowels are personalized to match your kitchen and taste and save money!
  The Parsi Company began with the help of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, a program committed to teaching young teens how to start a successful business and make money. (

  I’m Karen Lopez. I graduated Concord High school and am attending IU South Bend. My business is composed of manufacturing décor tie-backs called Petit K-Lo Decors and a store that is retail which focuses on party supplies, home décor and a service to decorate called K-Lo Bazar.
  To those who are not sure about joining YEA!, I highly recommend it. I always knew I wanted to do something with business; I just doubted myself a lot. YEA! gave me that extra push I needed, and now I have two businesses. (

  My name is Hannah Shank, and my business is called Radiance Redefined, where I make and sell customizable make-up pouches.
  For people considering YEA!, I would say be prepared for the long haul.
  This class isn’t just an “after school thing.” This is a class that is teaching you about real life. You learn business tips, marketing, how to find your target audience, how to speak professionally in front of people and how to network. (

For more information about the YEA! program and how to become a volunteer contact Kathy Cardwell at or call (574) 293-1531, ext. 122.

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