In May 2015 Young Enterprising Society will embark on our 7th national tour, the “YES Tour LA,” bringing young professionals together to expand their business ties along with contributing to the well-being of a distant community. Our principle objective on the YES Tour LA is to build a community garden for the homeless women and children who are taken off Skid Row. YES will volunteer over 800 hours to prepare, start, build, and stabilize a garden and greenhouse to feed over 10,000 people per year. In addition, YES will host “YES Day” and a musical concert.
YES Day has been implemented in Chicago, Milwaukee, Houston and New York and encompasses three of our programs aimed at nurturing students and their parents. During the day, YES provides a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math based workshop, Financial Literacy Training, and free haircuts and nail services to students and parents.
The musical concert will feature artists associated with Young Enterprising Society including Jacob Latimore, Kari Epps, Charlie Stardom and Reggie Bonds. The concert will raise money for local art programs, grow the artists’ fanbase while providing marketing for sponsors.
YES is partnering with small and large companies to make this tour a success. The larger companies will provide financial support while partnering organization will help with the grass roots movement and mobilizing the people.
YES has worked with over 200 small businesses and large corporations to fulfill mutual goals and all of our partners have been completely satisfied with our work. The companies that we have worked with include, The Milwaukee Brewers, UBER, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Echoing Green, Newaukee and multiple YMCA branches. YES has been able to effectively provide grass roots marketing for these companies, efficiently utilizing our network to achieve dual goals.
YES is self-funding this tour as vast majority of our tours have been with the help of a Go Fund Me campaign. YES is asking for your support in the form of a monetary or in-kind donation.
YES takes students through a “Building a Business” exercise that begins to correlate how the below skills are used in real world applications. The topics chosen give students an overview of not only the career paths of today, but also the top careers when they enter the workforce. This process begins to mold their minds to be entrepreneurs and business owners as opposed to workers and laborers. While a workforce is always needed, more innovative thinkers must be groomed from within the United States educational system.
The US Department of Commerce reported that jobs within technology are growing at three times the pace of other career fields, and to compete in the global economy, these fields have to be properly introduced to our youth, then continually cultivated.
Additionally, YES introduces the latest in technology with international partners such as Mozilla and Google helping to expose children to the same advances as the world competition. An online link is located at FollowTheYES.com/student that gives links and a more in depth explanation of the technologies covered during the workshop.
Technology comprises the entire system of people and organizations, knowledge, processes, and devices that go into creating and operating technological artifacts, as well as the artifacts themselves.
Engineering is a body of knowledge about the design and creation of products and a process for solving problems. Engineering utilizes concepts in science and mathematics and technological tools.
Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
Mathematics is the study of patterns and relationships among quantities, numbers, and shapes. Mathematics includes theoretical mathematics and applied mathematics.
The goal of the YES STEAM workshop is to show students relatable young entrepreneurs that work and thrive within STEAM industries so that they may be motivated to explore the same or similar industries. Additionally, the workshops intend to expose the students to the newest technologies, to continually expand their mind, into producing the latest technologies.
A link to the presentation from NYC is here.
YES was given the opportunity to work with UBER Milwaukee marketing the new car sharing program. Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through their app, making cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers.
YES worked on in-person promotions including Brady Street Fest and the Urban Island Beach Party. Additionally, using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google+ YES has marketed UBER to it’s extensive base and twatchers throughout the world.
If you would like a free first ride from UBER, click here to signup for UBER, or download the App and use the promotional code YESUBERMKE.