Mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 15 and plan to attend Young Entrepreneur Institute’s Entrepreneurship Educator Retreat for K-8 teachers from 4:30-7:00pm at University School’s Hunting Valley campus.

All K-8 educators and administrators who teach or want to learn about entrepreneurship education are welcome to attend. This free retreat will feature a workshop focused on Teaching Students the Elevator Pitch, networking and dinner celebrating K-8 entrepreneurship educators.

Contact Jessie Jones at with questions.

Register for retreat.


Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship on Wednesday, April 12 at University School. The 9th annual celebration will feature University School alum Jon Kaplan, Head of Global Sales at Pinterest, where he oversees all aspects of the company’s global sales and operations organization. Prior to Pinterest Jon spent 12 years at Google.

There are seats available for schools during the morning and afternoon presentations. The program is free and bus transportation reimbursement is available.

Jon will speak at the following times:

10:00-11:00am at University School Hunting Valley campus
1:15-2:15pm at University School Shaker Heights campus
7:00-8:00pm public keynote at Hunting Valley campus followed by Young Entrepreneur Market

Contact Mary Schoen at with questions.

Register your school for CYE.


Planning to teach Lemonade Day in your classroom this year? It’s time to order materials if you haven’t done so already. Lemonade Day is a fun way to teach students about entrepreneurship and business though the time-honored tradition of starting and operating a lemonade stand.

This free, national program is appropriate for students in grades 3-8 and is available in two formats: a printed workbook for elementary or middle school ages or an online learning game, also in a Spanish language version. In 2016 over 3,000 students across Northeast Ohio participated in Lemonade Day.

Contact Jessie Jones at with questions.

Order Lemonade Day materials.

Curious about Young Entrepreneur Institute’s history?

Young Entrepreneur Institute was founded by Greg Malkin in 2005 and launched its initial activities at University School in 2006. With the generous support of University School, community foundations and organizations, Young Entrepreneur Institute expanded beyond University School in 2008 and now has partnerships with many teachers, schools and organizations throughout the region. Most importantly, Young Entrepreneur Institute provides thousands of children with access to entrepreneurial education and experience.

Our vision: At Young Entrepreneur Institute, we believe that every child should understand and experience entrepreneurship. When children learn the tangible and intangible lessons of entrepreneurship early in life, they can see how the real world works. And by experiencing these universal lessons — such as perseverance, hard work, self-confidence, financial literacy, and problem solving – students are more prepared to succeed in whatever they choose to do. Our vision is to see that these lessons are instilled in as many students as possible.

Contact Ilene Frankel at with inquiries or consulting requests.