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Youth Entrepreneurs® Georgia hosted its first annual fundraiser on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theater. The Dreams to Dividends event “brought together Atlanta area civic philanthropic and business leaders to celebrate the successes of young entrepreneurs and honor the program’s partners and supporters for their commitment to business and entrepreneurship education.” “This…

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JaKathryn Ross is the founding executive director of Youth Entrepreneurs® Georgia, also known as YEGeorgia, a high school program that gives students the tools necessary to become or think like entrepreneurs. She is also the director of community affairs for Georgia-Pacific. As a recognized leader in entrepreneurship education, Ross also shares her knowledge as an…

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Atlanta – On Sept. 25, 2013, Youth Entrepreneurs Georgia, a high school business education program that nurtures entrepreneurial aspirations and skills, publicly launched as a nonprofit organization at an event in Atlanta and unveiled it’s YEGeorgia website and iPhone app. Youth Entrepreneurs Georgia helps create productive members of society. For example, a study that followed-up…

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JaKathryn Ross finds her job as executive director of Youth Entrepreneurs at Georgia-Pacific Corporation fulfilling. It’s “watching the development of the students and seeing them achieve things that they never thought they would and turning their passion, skills and interests into viable businesses that would generate revenue,” that keeps her motivated. Six years ago, Youth…

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