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Providing youth the opportunity to innovate, contribute, and connect

Welcome to the
Youth Social Entrepreneurship Alliance

Our Mission
Our mission is to provide youth with resources, connections, structure, and guidance to start their own community-based businesses.

Our Model -  ¨The Three Pillars¨

YSEA offers a variety of programs and oppurtunities focused around 3 main appraoches to empower our future generations



YSEA offers a variety of competitions where members can use the skills they have learned and practiced to simulate real world application, and helps further refine their skillset. YSEA's signature competition


Speakers Events and Seminars

Speakers and Region-wide Summits- Members all over the Chicago area convene to hear from keynote speakers, and share their entrepreneurial ideas and endeavors with other youth and professionals to gain connections and opportunities that allow their careers to excel in the ever-expanding world of entrepreneurship. Members will also have the opportunity to meet and network with professionals and young entrepreneurs all over the region in the annual NFTE regional summit. 



 Initiatives allow members to use their knowledge of business structure and leadership to create projects or organizations to foster change in their communties. Initiatives utilize other YSEA members who can volenteer to commit their time/leadership to them. 




Chapter Across Chicago
Community Businesses Launched

And Counting


Evan Smith

"YSEA has been amazing for me. It has allowed me to dive into the topics I love whilst helping my community"

Anthony Dorn

"My time at YSEA has been marked by constant learning and cooperation. The environment here helps anyone grow"

Henry Nicewick

"Joining YSEA has transformed me into a more capable and informed leader, allowing me to properly tackle issues that truly matter "
Recent Events

Meet our 2023-2024 Executive Board


YSEA Spring Mock Shark Tank


YSEA Success at NFTE

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