Get Involved!

Share your experience with aspiring young entrepreneurs and help them get started on the path to success! The time YEA! Chicago students spend with adults who encourage their futures is invaluable, and you can play an important role in guiding our future leaders.

in-class support


Does the message of our program resonate with you? Serve as an instructor for our students and bring your business background and teaching expertise to the classroom. We are seeking qualified women who have experience with entrepreneurship and can serve as positive female role models.

Please note: this position receives a minimal stipend and requires a weekly time commitment. Our selection process includes a resume, background check, and series of interviews to ensure a good fit. Curriculum will be provided.

Business Mentor

Work one-on-one with students to help craft solid business plans that cover marketing, financials, and strategy. Then continue this work by providing guidance during weekly classes. We are seeking qualified women who have experience with entrepreneurship and can serve as positive female role models.

Graphic Designer

Design logos and presentations for student businesses -- a great way to use your skill set for a good cause and build your portfolio! Requires attendance for one in-class session.

Mock Investor Panelist

Help girls get in the right frame of mind for the final Investor Panel event by serving as a mock judge who asks questions as well as challenges and encourages ideas.

Classroom Volunteer

Assist the Instructor and Program Manager in ensuring class runs smoothly by distributing and collecting papers, answering questions, and coordinating with our catering partner.

Social Media Volunteer

Manage our social media pages and increase our following by developing the YEA! Chicago brand along with our newsletter and photography volunteers.

Newsletter Volunteer

Work with our social media and photography volunteer to craft content for our quarterly newsletter, including articles, interviews, and updates.

Photography Volunteer

Use your DSLR camera to capture special moments that can be promoted on our marketing material, website, and social media. Work with our social media and newsletter volunteers to produce media content.

out of class support

Business Plan Reviewer

Review student business plans remotely within a specified time frame so girls receive feedback before presenting in front of our Investor Panel event.

Website Volunteer

Assist us by improving our website and keeping it up to date with timely, relevant, and engaging content. Bonus points for those with web development or coding experience!

Community Advocate

Partner with us to spread the word of YEA! throughout the Chicagoland community. Perfect for those connected with middle and high school networks, such as teachers, athletic coaches, and troop and religious leaders.

Post-class Mentor

Provide continued support for our students after they graduate from the program by serving as a mentor to those who are seeking advice about their business.


Event Volunteer

Assist in the setup, flow, and takedown of our major events, along with coordinating logistics and any needed day-of tasks.

Investor Panelist

Are you a local business leader ready to support incredible business concepts? Participate as a judge on our Investor Panel to hear girls pitch their ideas and help determine how to grant funds.

Recruiting Support

Help interview applicants and connect with parents to select girls with entrepreneurial drive for our incoming class.

Applicant Interviewer

Help conduct interviews to assess the maturity and enthusiasm of girls looking to be accepted into the program. Ask set questions, document answers, and provide your professional opinion.

Fundraising Event Host

Partner with us to help raise money for an incredible cause! Host a fundraising event to build awareness about our organization and show you care about investing in the community.

Field Trip Host

Host a field trip at your company or organization to expose our students to a variety of real businesses and give them a behind the scenes look.