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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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– 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


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.

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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