Nava Khojasteh ’27 recently participated in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) Investor Panel Competition, which is the culmination of a year-long program that transforms middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Her nonprofit organization earned a $1,000 investment.
Nava created Perisco, an education nonprofit that gives students in grades 4 - 7 free, online math tutoring, eliminating the hassle of transportation. The organization uses qualified high schoolers as tutors, who are rewarded with community service hours for college. Tutors who volunteer for at least 100 hours a school year can receive a scholarship. To learn more, visit their website: perisco.org
YEA provides a focused introduction to the business world, combining a dynamic, proven curriculum with the experiences of local leaders of industry, community members, educators and entrepreneurs. Throughout the year, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of investors, and actually launch and run their own real, legal, fully formed companies and social movements. Learn more about YEA here