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Attention Middle School Students!!! Y.E.A.H. Afterschool Business Program

January 22, 2013

The Center for Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH)

After School Business Clubs Overview



Program Description-

Teams of Haas students help lay the foundation for interest in higher education with middle school youth. After School Business Club members develop a sense of confidence through engaging social enterprise activities that have real impact on the community. Each year these clubs earn and donate the money they raise to the charity of their choice.


Skills Taught:

Basic business skills, teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving. PowerPoint/Word/Excel skills, public speaking and opportunity recognition.

YEAH’s After School Business Clubs provide the ideal environment for middle school students (6th through 8th grade at these schools) to get involved and inspired to understand the importance and benefits of pursuing higher education, and what it takes to get there, including:

Life Skills

  • Self Esteem
  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Presentation Skills
  • Competition
  • Introduction to Financial Literacy

Introduction to Business Principles

  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Production

Community Service

Opportunity Recognition

  • High School Readiness
  • Visits with YEAH 9th – 10th graders
  • College A-G requirements
  • College selection
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • UC campus visits

Student Requirements:

Have a general interest in business and have the desire to attend college after high-school. Preference is given to low-income, first in family to complete college. All students are welcome to apply.

Program Duration:

Academic school year

Locations & Meeting Times:

Claremont Middle School, Oakland Unified School District, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Albany Middle School, Albany School District, Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Berkeley Unified School District Middle Schools:

Longfellow Magnet Middle School, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Martin Luther King Middle School, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Willard Middle School, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Student Commitment:

4-6 hours per week after school, and invitation to give back to the community by participating in Powered by YEAH events, and by donating the proceeds of the sales of their After School Business Clubs.


Haas students (undergraduate, MBA and PhD students) as well as Cal and other college or university students, and local business professionals.

Application Period:

September and January

For more information, contact Olive Davis, Middle School Program Director.

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