Young Entrepreneur Council is a nonprofit organization that promotes youth entrepreneurship as the solution to unemployment and underemployment. It is founded by Scott Gerber who is a serial entrepreneur, columnist, and a TV host. Scott Gerber and YEC itself wants to provide young entrepreneurs with tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of a business’ growth and development.
Recently, YEC published #FixYoungAmerica: How to Rebuild Our Economy and Put Young Americans Back to Work (for Good), a book that contains over 30 established solution to help end youth unemployment. It basically aims to address a question that has troubled the US for quite some time now: how to eradicate unemployment and underemployment.
In this regards, #FixYoungAmerica campaign is releasing a book to help provide solutions to those problems. The book is quite interesting as well as informative as it has ideas from some of the country’s top intellectuals, nonprofit leaders, philanthropists, educators, politicians, and entrepreneurs.
The ideas made known by the book basically involve technology, that is teaching children how to code, requiring technology education in public schools, and inspiring innovations by entrepreneurial competitions.
The mission of YEC is “to spark an entrepreneurial revolution in America—and help rebuild the economy in the process.” It is a fact commonly acknowledged by everyone that it is truly difficult to find employment, especially if you’re a new college graduate. Clearly, there is a need to put an end to this, thus YEC gives young entrepreneurs tools and resources to assist and empower them create thousands of new businesses and jobs.
Membership in YEC is an invite- only basis. Its members are composed of young media personalities, thought leaders, and founders of the world’s most successful companies and nonprofits namely, LivingSocial, Airbnb, Reddit, College Hunks Hauling Junk, Mint.com, myYearbook, Thrillist, Yodle, Threadless, ModCloth, Grasshopper, Likeable, HootSuite, and Blip.tv.