Ryan was a recent graduate from San Diego State University who was having a hard time finding a job in his field. One day while browsing the Craigslist website for jobs, he came across an advertisement for our YEP program[...]
Candace and Steven Gray found YEP while searching online for local small business assistance. They had an idea for an entertainment center that would offer networked console (Xbox, Playstation, etc.) and PC gaming stations so group oriented games could be[...]
Erica Calvert owns Airshine Music, a business that provides private music lessons for children and adults in San Diego County. For as long as she can remember, Erica has always had a passion for teaching. As a kid, she would always play the[...]
I really appreciate the amazing team that CITD YEP has and all of the help that you have to offer. You have helped me greatly with the start of my venture. I hope this program continues to grow and more entrepreneurs are aware of the help that is available to them.
YEP helped put my business on the map. The follow-up from the CITD counselors is one of the forces that keep me moving forward.
The YEP program thoroughly taught me how to write an effective business plan that identifies and details all the steps necessary to starting a small business. This knowledge is encouraging and gives me the confidence to pursue starting my own small business.
The YEP Program gives youth real world knowledge beyond what a textbook can offer them. YEP is a great liaison and a necessary support to encourage youth to think outside the box by creating awareness of the different possibilities of opening your own business versus working for one.
The YEP business training helped me bridge the gap between what I learned in college, and how small businesses actually get started.