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We weren't satisfied with
high school business courses. 

So we created one.

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Check out our 2021 Impact Report!

Click to view full report. 
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Our Students Will...
Start a real
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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Chicago Hope Academy has partnered with First Tee Greater Chicago, a non-profit organization, enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, we create learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do.

What our students have to say

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"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


EYE Presents: SharkTank!


Congrats to our EYE class for their performance at Friday's Shark Tank! They presented on a variety of small business ideas including customizable apparel, mental health support for youth, personalized gift baskets, and more. 

EYE Visits UChicago Booth

EYE Students were able to visit The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. One of the very best business schools in the nation!


EYE Visits the Vistria Group

EYE Students were able to visit The Vistria Group in their downtown office. The Vistria Group is a next-generation private investment firm that operates at the intersection of purpose and profit. 

Have any additional questions?
Email us at:
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).
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