YE Club Advisor's Newsletter

Genesee County

Latest Update on the YE Club for Club Advisors:

Below are the things you need to know about how we will wrap-up the 2020 YE Clubs and what the expectations will be to finish the year:


1. The Youth Entrepreneurship Club will continue the work we started. An OPEN MINI-VIDEO PITCH COMPETITION will replace the cancelled live event originally scheduled for May 7, 2020. The entire event will take place online including judging.


2. Any High School student (even if they were not in the club) from your High School can submit a 60-90 second video pitch based on the directions below.


3. The Club Advisor's responsibilities have adapted to fit the 'Stay Home. Stay Safe' Executive Orders from the Governor.

Club Advisor Expectations between now and the end of the year will include:


1. Market: Get the word out!

Advisors are expected to advertise and market the competition using their district website, communication to staff, etc.. and any other platform so students can get the information on the competition. Teachers could use this as a project for a class or highlight as an extra assignment if appropriate.


2. Set up, Communicate and Maintain Office Hours

Advisors are expected to set regular office hours (minimum of 2 hours per week-one day or two separate days) to assist students in creating video, answering questions about the competition or referring students to resources. Please let Gia know when you are holding office hours and update the (Google doc).


3. Review Submissions

Advisors will need to review and preview ALL videos submitted from their school to make sure they are appropriate and have the necessary information submitted through google forms.


3.Judge for District Winners

Advisors are expected to serve on a team to help judge videos (for another district) and assist in determining district winners. We will assign you a team with a rubric for judging as it gets closer to the end of the competition.



Once the district winners are established, another set of judges will determine the TOP 5 Winners for the county. These winners do not qualify for the New York City Competition.


**Just like last year, please complete the necessary paperwork for your district to reimburse you as a club advisor. Your business office will be reimbursed your reimbursement as well as materials and supplies up to $300.00. Please work with your business office to turn in receipts for reimbursement**

Genesee County Youth Entrepreneurship Club Presents the Mini-Video Pitch Competition


  • Grades: 9-12
  • Any student can participate (even if they were not in the club)
  • Online video entries ONLY
  • (1) Winner per district for a total of 21 Winners- $200 (cash card)
  • (5) Top Winners- $300 cash card (these are selected from the 21 district winners)

Competition Overview

  • Students register and submit videos entries online from May 8, 2020 to May 17, 2020 (Midnight)
  • Submission can be for a product business, a service business, a social enterprise, or technology business.
  • Student must submit individually; no team entries.
  • (1) Winner per district will be selected by advisors.
  • (5) winners from the district winners will be selected by GISD, YEI, and Mott Foundation.

Competition Timeline

Coaching Window: Monday, May 4th – May 17th (if needed)

Video Submission Start Date: Friday, May 8th at 8:00 a.m.
Video Submission Deadline: Sunday, May 17th at 11:59 p.m.
District Judging Starts: Monday, May 18th at 8:00 a.m.
District Judging Ends: Thursday, May 21st at 5:00 p.m.

Finalist Judging Starts: Friday, May 22nd at 8:00 a.m.

Finalist Judging Ends: Thursday, May 28th at 5:00 p.m.
Finalists Announced: Friday, May 29th no later than 5:00 p.m.)
Prize up: second week of June

Club Advisor Presentation

Need Help? Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinators are here to help you support students:

Meet up with your YE Coordinators!


Gia Carroll: Office Hours Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86559539707?pwd=NWNQR2tBRXdEdUN3YzErU1cvTkM5UT09

Meeting ID: 865 5953 9707
Password: 2wWij9


Jessie Jones: Office Hours Monday at 11:00-12:00 p.m. on Zoom

Email: JJones@us.edu

https://zoom.us/j/573218447?pwd=MFh5dExCVW5KMk1jNnZMM3ZSZFpBQT09



Kelly Biggar: Office Hours Wednesday from 2:00-3:00p.m. on Zoom

Email: Kbiggar@us.edu

https://zoom.us/j/573218447?pwd=MFh5dExCVW5KMk1jNnZMM3ZSZFpBQT09


Matt Podl: Office Hours on Monday from 3:00-4:00 on Zoom

Email: MPodi@us.edu

https://zoom.us/j/573218447?pwd=MFh5dExCVW5KMk1jNnZMM3ZSZFpBQT09

How to Enter

Video Pitch Example with Professor Prototype

Pitch Video Sample

Now Take a Look at a Winning Pitch

Teen Pitch Tank 2018 - Stylicity

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