Youth Entrepreneurs is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that teaches business and entrepreneurial education in high schools across Kansas and Missouri. We believe teaching entrepreneurship better prepares students for success in business and other future career and education endeavors.
To provide students with business and entrepreneurial education and experiences to help them prosper and become contributing members of society.
Founded in 1991 by the Charles Koch Foundation, Youth Entrepreneurs (formerly Youth Entrepreneurs Kansas) started as an eight-week program at Wichita High School North. It eventually expanded to an entire school-year course. In 1997, the organization converted from a private, not-for-profit foundation to a 501(c)(3). After expanding into Missouri schools and changing its name to Youth Entrepreneurs, the organization has grown to serve more than 1,000 students each year in Kansas and Missouri. A licensed program of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), the Youth Entrepreneurs course is open to all high school students.