The mission of YEM is to inspire entrepreneurial thinking through hands-on learning and connections to community. Helping students realize the power of their voices and their ideas.

YEM provides a discovery playground for local youth to bring their business ideas to fruition. The youth market flips the paradigm of the community-focused festival model often celebrated in the Ithaca community, by empowering youth to be the vendors and adults the consumers. To help students prepare for the market, YEM provides multiple entrepreneurship workshops with local entrepreneurs sharing their inspiring success stories and business development coaching.

Register for 2020


Are you interested in exploring entrepreneurship through a hands-on learning experience?

Register today and discover what’s possible with a few simple tools and a team of local entrepreneurs to support you.