Take YELL from Anywhere
Don’t have YELL in your school district? Take our Virtual Entrepreneurship Program – now available for students in Grades 10-12 across Canada!
YELL’s Virtual Entrepreneurship Program
ATTENTION Grade 10-12 students across Canada – You asked and we listened!
Now, students across Canada who do not have access to the in-person YELL program in their school district OR students who couldn’t get into their district classes will have the opportunity to take it virtually. We will be enrolling 25 of the brightest minds to participate in our pilot program starting October 2021!
Our Full-Year Program… just online!
Our virtual offering includes all the key components of our in-person program! Students learn all the core concepts of lean entrepreneurship and will hear from inspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders who will share stories and advice to our budding innovators. Students will also get the chance to work as a team with a mentor, and pitch a business venture idea at the YELL Venture Challenge. More details about the YELL Entrepreneurship Program.
A True North Program
YELL’s virtual program will enrol students from all across Canada! You will get the chance to meet, learn alongside, and work with peers from different communities. With the support of our nationwide community, students will interact with entrepreneurs and business leaders from all over the country!
Credit Towards High School Graduation and University
Similar to our in-person program, students may be eligible for Independent Directed Study credits by enrolling in YELL’s Virtual Entrepreneurship Program. Please check your school or province’s website on course eligibility and how to apply for credits.
Just like other YELL students, those in good standing could be eligible for university credits. We are in discussions with Simon Fraser University’s Charles Chang Institute of Entrepreneurship to give credits to our Virtual Program students, should they wish to enrol in any faculty.
Over the past four years, Ian has taught Math and Design at Mulgrave School with a passion for innovating education to fit the emerging needs of youth. He believes the entrepreneurial mindset is a skillset that students will need to gain to optimize success in their adult lives. Utilizing his experience teaching design thinking, and his enthusiasm for entrepreneurship and financial literacy, Ian is excited to be a part of the growing field of Entrepreneurship in Education. Through the YELL program, Ian is excited to facilitate opportunities for students to network, gain mentorship, and learn the skills to pursue their dreams in whatever industry they wish to pursue.
Taught by world-class educators
Our Virtual Program is taught by YELL’s National Director of Education and YELL Teacher, Ian Mak. He currently also teaches two in-person YELL classes at Mulgrave School and supports YELL Canada to ensure that our curriculum and programming across the country is top notch!
Don’t just take our word for it!
See what our alumni have to say about the program and why they think you should apply!
Throughout my years in the IB Middle Years Program, my favourite course was Design as I enjoyed innovating to develop solutions to the challenge or prompt presented. I also have a strong passion for making a positive difference in the world. Hence, as Design is not a DP Course, when I was presented the opportunity of YELL, I was drawn to apply as it provided the best of both worlds, design thinking and changemaking, utilizing an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset. YELL has provided me with in-class entrepreneurial learning in an environment in which I am able to discuss and collaborate with other passionate and like-minded individuals.
As we step into the classroom Mr. Mak guides and encourages us to look through different worldview lenses to get into the entrepreneurial space, which allows us to be creative with our learning. When preparing for the Venture Challenge, we received guidance from our mentor who is a Founder and CEO. We were equipped with a new skill set and learned how to produce an effective business model, factoring in the components of a strong pitch. I left every meeting feeling more and more inspired and passionate about the company we are developing.
Moreover, this course has helped me develop life-long skills that I can use within my daily life, particularly through various workshops such as negotiation, finance, digital marketing, and networking coaching. YELL has taught me that being an entrepreneur is not only someone who creates a business but is someone who aspires to build a company based on what the world needs to create and design a better future.
There are no words to describe how valuable taking YELL is. Not only is it everything any high school business class should be, but an opportunity to be part of a supportive network of leaders. If I had a chance to retake YELL but have to pay, there is no doubt that I would pay for this impactful program. From the curriculum, successful mentorship network, and venture challenge, the program’s features make it like no other. Whether you’re learning about science or business in post-secondary, every student will take something valuable and be able to apply it to their post-secondary classroom and reach success.
YELL truly sets you up for success; you have a team of the best support system throughout your journey as a student and alumni. After the program, you’ll have access to opportunities with like-minded peers that will help you develop as a leader and learner. I am very grateful to have taken this program; $1500 for YELL is a deal for a program like YELL. I hope to see you join our family.
If it were not for YELL Canada, I would not be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business. YELL Canada provides students with the knowledge and hands-on learning that is not available in traditional business classrooms. By joining YELL, students join a community of like-minded and eager students that become life-long friends. YELL Canada has changed my perspective of how I see the world and what I believe is possible. This program is a transformative experience, and I recommend it to every student, regardless of the career you are planning to pursue. YELL is an invaluable program for the knowledge, people and mindset you will develop through its duration. Take the leap, and take the YELL program; you will learn more than you thought possible and leave with a stronger, more defined future path for yourself and your future endeavours.
Spots are limited, so apply now!
We are looking for driven bright young minds who are motivated to learn more about entrepreneurship. Virtual classes for the 2021-2022 academic year will run every Saturday from 10:00AM-12:00PM PST from Mid-October to Early June.
The full-year program fee is $1,500 CAD (no taxes) and instalments are due upon program acceptance.
The fee includes all digital learning materials, classes, industry exploration events, and participation at the YELL Venture Challenge, and a spot in our Ambassador program should you choose to participate. Partial or full bursaries are available if needed for students who require financial assistance.
Deadline to apply is September 3rd. We will review applications as they come in, and eligible students will be contacted with more details.