“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston Churchill

Support IY

For businesses and organizations, partnering with Independent Youth provides mutually beneficial rewards. Your support allows Teen Entrepreneurs to receive reduced conference fee rates which opens the door for students who might otherwise not be able to attend. Donations also increase Independent Youth’s ability to host panelists and guest speakers. In turn, businesses gain access to business minded teens and increased visibility within high schools and the local community. We currently offer several unique ways to become involved with Independent Youth.

General Sponsorship
Independent Youth provides sponsorship opportunities for companies nationwide to support the organization’s mission.  Download Independent Youth’s Sponsorship Packet to become an organizational sponsor.

Monetary Donations
Your donations help fund Independent Youth’s programming and provide assistance for teen entrepreneurs to participate in programs and events.   You make donations through Independent Youth’s online system.  Donations can also be mailed directly to Independent Youth, P.O. Box 300205, St. Louis, MO, 63130.

Educational Entrepreneurship DVD
Independent Youth has its first entrepreneurship educational DVD entitled, The Trep Scene: An Intro to Entrepreneurship. This video covers various facets of entrepreneurship and includes interviews from some of IY’s Teen Entrepreneur Network members.

IY’s Speaker Network
Are you an entrepreneur that wants to give back to the entrepreneurial eco system in your community?  Do you have a unique way of sharing your entrepreneurial journey with youth?  Apply now to be a speaker for the IY In Schools program.

Event Volunteer
Interested in volunteering at our annual TrepStart Day Day or other event? Contact volunteer@independentyouth.org for more information on how to become involved.