Milestones

  • Launched youth-led cooperative business Basement Bags (June 2011)
  • Welcomed Brethren Service Volunteers (February 2013)
  • Opened Spark community center (September 2014)
  • Held first Youth Entrepreneurship Symposium (November 2014)
  • Maintained a 100% college matriculation rate for all graduates

    Accomplishments 2014-2015

  • Hosted three Open Mic nights to give local youth an affirming place for self-expression
  • Completed intensive Business Bootcamp with Economic Ventures
  • Recruited new apprentices who completed 8-session training to become members
  • Renovated new Spark community center with help of partners, and held house warming
  • Welcomed new full-time coordinator Dawn Hurley
  • One of the YEG founders, Joel Aguilar, received the "Spark" Award from Sullivan Renaissance

    In the news 2014-2015

YEG Fest
Youth Entrepreneurship Symposium Article
Spark Open House Article
Joel Receives Sullivan Renaissance Spark Award Video