The Myrtle Avenue
Young Entrepreneur Mentorship Program

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The Young Entrepreneur Mentorship Program (YEMP) is a 6-week summer internship program for high school students from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Students are provided paid job placements at a local business and participate in an orientation and workshops. Workshops may focus on work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. Students will work for up to 15 hours per week and will be paid for both internship and workshop hours.

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Eligibility: You are eligible to apply if you will be a sophomore, junior, senior or starting your first year of college in Fall 2021 (roughly ages 15 to 18) AND you live or attend school near Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene or Clinton Hill.

Questions? Reach out to us at or (718) 230-1689 ext. 4.

Important Dates and Notes

Youth will begin at their host site on July 12, 2021 and conclude on August 27, 2021. In addition to job placements on site at a local business, participating teens will also be required to attend two entrepreneurial education classes each week, led by Progress Playbook.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the application attached below and submit it along with all required documents to Ryan Greenlaw at or call 718-230-1689 ext 4. Applications are due June 18th.

Program Funders

Thank you to the supporters of the 2021 YEMP program, including The Gilbert Rivera Charitable FoundationCon Edison,  The Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety and the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Business Improvement District (BID).