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We weren't satisfied with
high school business courses. 


So we created one.

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Our Students Will...
Start a real
business.
Meet a variety of business mentors.
Participate in a
trade show.
Give a pitch presentation.
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They will walk away with a business of their own, a professional skill set, and valuable knowledge and experience. 

No textbooks.

No simulations.

No coddling.

Real skills.

Real money.

Real start-ups.

Real connections.

Real-world grind.

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Entrepreneurial Youth Experience partners with Chicago Hope Academy. The administration

at  CHA is intent on providing students with a world-class business education.

All participants in our EYE program are upperclassmen at CHA. 

What our students have to say

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– Student Name, 2020

"EYE changed the way I do everything.  I got to build a resume with my mentor, and I have a much better sense of my own strengths and weaknesses and how to utilize them.  I am forever grateful!"

-Ashley Robles, EYE Class of 2020

"EYE really helped me build my personal skills and gain confidence in building a business.  Getting to work with my peers and learn from business leaders really changed my perspective."

-Dakota Williams, EYE Class of 2020

Latest News

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Students hear from James Ward!

Hope Board member James Ward challenges students' sales skills in selling ponchos to teach them market research and sales goals.

Students visit Brunch n Burgers!

Ms. Erica shares about working in Hilton Hotels for 20+ years and now opening her own business right here on Taylor St!

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Troy Amen visits EYE class!

Students heard from former Bio teacher Troy Amen, now a Med student at Harvard, about Switchspace, a dynamic Real Estate business that aims to eliminate the middle man in Boston.

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Have any additional questions?
Email us at:
mbroccolino@eye-cha.org 
2189 W Bowler St.
Chicago, Il
60612 United States
The Entrepreneurial Youth Experience program is a nonprofit entity fiscally sponsored by Chicago Hope Academy, a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN: 36-4244054).