YEA! Baton Rouge Application Deadline: August 30th

Momentum continues to build for Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge (YEA BR, www.yeabr.org) as we have announced our 2018-19 instructors. We have successfully recruited a high-caliber team to guide our inaugural class of high school students who are ready to turn their talents into real businesses.

YEA BR is made possible through partnerships with the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, the LSU Innovation Park, and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. The Academy serves students in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes.

The full press release is available on the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business website.

This year’s core instructors include:

--Franz Lohrke, a professor in the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business.

--Sonja D. Wiley, an associate professor in the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems.

--Kevin Lyle, chief technology officer for health care software provider Naveon, president of nonprofit PolitiCraft and board member of the Atlantic Theater Co. in New York City.

Staff from the LSU Innovation Park will be supporting the Academy, along with area business leaders.There are three ways you can help:

1. To lend your expertise, visit: www.yeabr.org/getinvolved

2. Encourage students to apply at: www.yeabr.org/apply

3. Nominate students at: www.yeabr.org/nominate

Contributed by Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge